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Legal Issues for Publishers

The publishing industry is full of twists and turns- especially legal ones that every publisher, be they big or small has to deal with on a daily basis. In a climate where technology is changing so fast and the tools that go along with them it has never been more important to ground yourself in the trickier legal aspects of what it means to be a publisher today. Join Andrea Martin and Samantha Holman, Executive Director of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA) for a day-long seminar on copyright, libel, defamation, privacy and the sticker aspects of using social media.


Where:   Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, 25 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2

When:   Wednesday, 27 November, 10:00 am -4:30 pm

 How Much?   €150 / €125 for members of Publishing Ireland

*Booking essential and payments must be made for the course by Wednesday, 20 November.

To book your place, email 

Andrea Martin, Media Law Solicitors

Andrea Martin is one of Ireland’s most experienced media and entertainment lawyers. She advises leading publishers, artists and content providers in the world of film, television, radio and digital media. She has particular expertise in defamation, privacy and pre-publication advice. Andrea is the author of a very successful guide to Media Law for non-lawyers,  Quick Win Media Law – Your Top 100 Media Law Questions Answered (

 She has a passion for teaching and her seminars and training sessions are always well received. Andrea is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA Legal Science (Hons), Law 1981). She is an Executive Director of MediaforBuyers™ and a Director of Fís na Maolaoíse Teo t/a Cinemobile, Ireland’s first mobile cinema. Andrea is a Member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.

Samantha Holman, Executive Director Irish Copyright Licensing Agency

The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency

Samantha Holman has been CEO of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA) since 2001.   ICLA represents authors’ and publishers’ rights particularly in relation to reprography.   ICLA is also part of the ARROW + project providing a solution to orphan works and digitisation.

Samantha is also on two national voluntary boards, the Copyright Association of Ireland and the Irish Visual Artists’ Rights Organisation, the CMO for visual artists, (of which she is a founder member). In addition, she is the Irish national representative to the Executive Committee of ALAI (Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale).

She is chair of the European Development Committee for IFRRO (International Federation of Reproductive Rights Organisations) and lectures in Eastern European and Transition countries on collective management solutions and the digital agenda in association with WIPO.  She has also lectured widely at home and abroad on the Google Book Settlement and its impact on authors and publishers.

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