Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Designation of qualifying countries.

289.—(1) The Government may by order designate as a qualifying country enjoying protection under this Part and Part IV any country, territory, state or area, as to which the government is satisfied that provision has been or will be made under its law giving adequate protection for Irish performances.

(2) For the purposes of this section, an “Irish performance” means a performance—

(a) given by an Irish citizen, or by an individual who is domiciled or ordinarily resident in the State, or

(b) taking place in the State.

(3) Where the law of that country, territory, state or area provides adequate protection only for certain descriptions of performance, an order under subsection (1) designating that country, territory, state or area may contain provision limiting to a corresponding extent the protection afforded by this Part or Part IV in relation to performances connected with the country, territory, state or area.