Archive for the ‘Copyright’ Category

JOINT INDUSTRY STATEMENT ON ACTA

June 8, 2010

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EuroISPA (of which ISPAI is a member Association) together with Telecoms Associations has issued the following statement on the ACTA trade negotiations.

Industry is concerned that proposals within these trade negotiations appear to require operators to directly divulge customer details to rights holders and to place liability on network providers contrary to the eCommerce directive. (more…)

EUROPEAN ISPs FEAR THAT INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT CUTS EU CITIZENS’ INTERNET PROTECTION

February 24, 2010

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EuroISPA, which represents ISPAI together with other EU national ISP trade associations, has published a press release on the secretive ACTA trade negotiation between the EU and other key trading partners. The leaks indicate that ACTA if signed in its current form will introduce measures not in line with existing EU legislation through the “backdoor”.

The full statement is (more…)

Legal and Regulatory Threats to ISP Business Models

February 18, 2010

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The ISPAI, in association with EuroISPA, ran a free seminar (Invitation_ISPAI Seminar) for all Internet Service Providers, both ISPAI members and non-members, on Thursday 18th February 2010. The seminar was aimed at owners and managers of ISP businesses offering public access, hosting or communication services in Ireland.

Never before have ISPs and user-focused online services faced so much European (more…)

IRMA Threat of Injunction if Pirate Bay Not Blocked

August 20, 2009

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ISPAI fully supports member organisation UPC in its refusal to respond to the threat made by Irish divisions of EMI, Warner, Universal and Sony music companies to take them to court if UPC does not block Internet access for its customers to the Swedish website known as “The Pirate Bay”.

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

ISPAI’s Position Statement on Threats Received from the Music Industry

March 13, 2009

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Internet Service Providers in Ireland have recently received letters threatening legal action from solicitors representing four major music recording companies. This legal action is spurious and there is no evidence of wrong-doing by Internet Service Providers. These actions could impact on user privacy, damage the development of new internet services, and hurt Ireland’s standing as an e-Commerce hub. (more…)