Archive for the ‘Blocking’ Category

Press Release – Issue of Default Blocking of Pornographic Websites

July 26, 2013

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Irish ISPs provide infrastructure that allows users to access the unimaginably vast and diverse content that companies and people anywhere in the world choose to make available on the Internet.

As commercial companies it is not appropriate that ISPs should decide what content the citizens of Ireland should or should not be able to find on the Internet. (more…)

EU ISPs Concern at Clean IT’s Proposals to Counter Terrorist Ideals Being Promoted on the Internet

October 25, 2012

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The Clean IT project is a controversial project carried out with the financial backing of the European Commission, aimed at tackling online terrorism through voluntary measures and ‘self-regulation’. In a recent leaked document, discussions which have taken place thus far appear to be contradictory to the original aims of the project, and ISPAI along with the other EuroISPA members, is sceptical as to the approach which the project now seems to be taking. (more…)

EU Parliament INTA Committee Rejects ACTA

June 21, 2012

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No parliamentary groups proposed that INTA (the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament) should adopt ACTA with its current wording relating to online copyright infringement. An amendment was proposed to suspend the vote but this was rejected. The final vote was on the recommendation by the rapporteur for rejection of ACTA and this was carried 19 votes to 12 with no abstentions. (more…)

EU Parliament Committees Ask for Rejection of ACTA

May 31, 2012

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This morning three committees of the European Parliament asked for rejection of ACTA.

Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home affairs:
36 in favour of rejecting ACTA, 1 against and 21 abstentions.

Legal Affairs Committee: (more…)

ISPAI’s Statement Regarding SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act

January 19, 2012

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The ISPAI is fundamentally opposed to tampering with the architecture of the Internet to deal with issues such as copyright infringement. This is what the Stop Online Piracy Act intends to do, and regrettably, we are also seeing this in proposals which are finding favour with the EU such as ACTA, which the European Council gave the green light for signing in December. The ISPAI has never condoned piracy on our members services, but laws effectively censoring (more…)