Archive for the ‘Copyright’ Category

ISPAI very concerned at SOPA moves in U.S.

January 20, 2012

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There is currently a lot of debate on legislative measures being proposed in various countries to stop people misusing the Internet to obtain copyrighted material without paying appropriate royalties. The latest to grab the headlines are the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act currently before congress.

ISPAI has never in any way condoned copyright (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument

January 20, 2012

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ISPAI Welcomes Minister’s Assurances that Forthcoming Statutory Instrument will not create a SOPA-like situation in Ireland

If a legal requirement exists for the introduction of a Statutory Instrument, ISPAI believes that this must be very carefully balanced to ensure that it does not (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…)

ISPAI Welcomes Clarification Provided by European Court Ruling

November 24, 2011

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The European Court of Justice has today published its judgement that: “EU law precludes an injunction made against an Internet Service Provider requiring it to install a system for filtering all electronic communications passing via its services which applies indiscriminately to all its customers, as a preventive measure, exclusively at its expense, and for an unlimited period.” (more…)