Here are some of the most helpful resources relating to copyright law:
Below are links to the other main copyright licensing bodies that operate in Ireland:
- Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)
The public performance of live or pre-recorded music during church activities (excluding acts of worship) will probably require you to have a performance licence from the IMRO. Since CCLI is not an agent for this licence, any enquires about ‘non worship’ music performance in churches should be made directly to IMRO: imro.ie
- Phonographic Performance (Ireland) Ltd. (PPL)
In addition, when commercial music recordings (CDs, MP3s, cassettes, etc.) are played in public (excluding acts of worship) a royalty must be paid to the company that produced the recording. Phonographic Performance (Ireland) Ltd. (PPL) acts as a central administrator of record company rights in the public performance, broadcasting and reproduction of their recordings. Any enquiries about the use of pre-recorded music in churches should be made to PPL.
- The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA)
The ICLA license schools, colleges, universities, language schools, businesses and other organisations to copy extracts from non-music publications and works.