Archive for the ‘Copyright’ Category

ISPAI Concern at DETE Copyright Act Amendment Proposals

June 23, 2011


In the last few days the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announced a consultation on a proposed amendment to Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

The Department is inviting comments on the content of its proposed legislative amendment (by way of a statutory instrument) of the 2000 Act. The amendment proposes to grant to rights holders a right to (more…)

ISPAI Shocked by Rumours of Rushed Copyright Statutory Instrument to be Made Law Before this Government is Dissolved

February 23, 2011


ISPAI was contacted by national press today regarding information received from a Government source that an urgent statutory instrument was near completion to amend the Copyright Law and pass this before the Government was dissolved. Requried, they were told, to ensure Ireland would be in compliance with European legislative requirements identified by last year’s case taken by recording companies (more…)

ISPAI Welcomes Result of (Commercial) High Court Decision Published on 11th October

October 14, 2010


The recently published court decision upholding the “mere conduit” status of ISPAI member UPC Ireland as a provider of Internet access services is welcomed by the ISPAI.

ISPAI does not in any way condone the misuse of ISP’s Internet services by persons to obtain copyrighted works for free. This is reflected within the acceptable usage policies in members’ contracts with (more…)

Copyright Infringers are Responsible for Their Actions

June 17, 2010


ISPAI fully supports member organisation UPC in its stance in defending its position of “mere conduit” as a provider of Internet access services. We have stated these priniciples on many occassions to the media and on this site.

ISPAI reiterates that it does not in any way condone the use of ISP’s Internet services for the infringement of  Copyright. (more…)