Musicians are awaiting a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling this week on the payment of royalties to artists for music, or music videos, played in hotel rooms. The case challenges whether or not a section of Irish copyright legislation, the 2000 Copyright and Related Rights Act, goes against an EU directive on rental and lending copyright. Section 97 of the Irish act specifically exempts hotels from paying royalties to musicians for music played in hotel rooms by guests.
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Investors who bankrolled Oscar-winning sensation The King’s Speech are in line for a 25-fold return on their money as the movie is expected to generate as much as €71m profit, The Sunday Times reports.
Author Joseph O’Connor is probably as well known these days for his radio diary on RTE’s Drivetime programme but the prolific scribbler is on the verge of a major movie deal, according to a report in The Sunday Times.
It looks like inveterate tweeter Ryan Tubridy has had enough of Twitter – learning the hard way it can be better for self-confidence to insulate oneself from the hoi polloi.
If anyone wants to apply for the new series of Dragons’ Den, they have until the end of November to do so. The Sunday Business Post profiles the new female face of the panel, publisher Norah Casey, who replaces Sarah Newman.
Online applications can be made at www.rte.ie/tv/dragonsden.