One of the Terms of Reference for the Review Committee was in fact to "[e]xamine the US style ‘fair use’ doctrine to see if it would be appropriate in an Irish/EU context."
Systems of copyright exceptions and limitations are currently being reviewed a bit everywhere (UK: here and here, EU: here, even the US: here), and there are countries (eg Australia) where recent reform proposals have expressly included adopting an open-ended US-style fair use provision.
|... Probably of whether |
the InfoSoc Directive
allows Member States
to adopt their own
fair use provisions
|Merpel is not particularly pleased |
with her substantial weight gain,
does not regard it as fair