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Copyright and Related Rights
[Follow-up question] Does the reproduction right for phonograms in the Irish Copyright Act include reproductions made from a broadcast or digital transmission?
Section 17(4) of the Copyright Act 1963 specifically sets out the acts restricted by copyright in a sound recording. These include reproductions made from a broadcast and, we believe, reproductions resulting from a digital transmission. As regards digital transmissions, this is a matter for interpretation by the Courts and there is no case law to date on this subject matter.