About CAI

The Copyright Association of Ireland is a non-profit company, established in 1996 with the following objectives:

  • To provide a neutral forum for the debate of copyright issues
  • To promote awareness and understanding of copyright
  • To examine legislative measures affecting copyright
  • To hold periodic conferences, seminars and other events


Membership is open to individuals and businesses. Applications are welcome from legal practitioners, creators and users of copyright works and other interested parties.

The Copyright Association of Ireland is affiliated to the International Federation on Copyright (ALAI) and has the right to appoint one member to the Board of ALAI.

Our next seminar is on Library & Archive Exceptions, PLR and the Orphan Works Database with Alison Firth, Jim Parker and Gyta Berasneviciute on Thursday 15th October.

The latest in our UPDATE series by Bob Clark  will take place  in December (date to be confirmed)

Please note that the CAI is a membership organisation only and does not offer or provide any form of legal advice, referral or information service.


The Copyright Association of Ireland Limited is a company limited by guarantee without a share capital, registered in Ireland, No. 246014. Its registered office is at 63 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.