Archive for the ‘European Commission’ Category

EuroISPA’s Statement on Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive

March 21, 2013


1- General Considerations

EuroISPA welcomes the opportunity to provide comments in the context of the public consultation on the efficiency of proceedings and accessibility of measures for civil enforcement of intellectual property rights. EuroISPA is the world’s largest association of Internet Services Providers (ISPs), representing over 1800 ISPs across the EU and EFTA countries. (more…)

Call on EU President Barroso to Recognise Internet and Digital Economy as Driver of Economic Growth

November 12, 2012


EuroISPA, Cable Europe, ECTA, ETNO, and GSMA, have written to President Barroso in relation to the forthcoming Annual Growth Survey 2013 and provided him with our joint statement.

The signatories call on him to recognise the Digital Economy and our industry as THE main driver for European economic recovery by referencing it in the Annual Growth Survey. We firmly believe (more…)

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

October 25, 2012


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 Rejects ACTA

July 4, 2012


This morning the EU Parliament voted to reject ACTA. The result was 478 MEPs voted against ACTA, 39 were in favour of adopting it and there were 165 abstentions. Despite 22 EU member states including Ireland having signed the Agreement, this vote means it cannot now be ratified by any EU country. ISPAI recognises the need for international agreements to protect business from counterfeit goods and to deter piracy of copyrighted works but ACTA had (more…)

Legal and Regulatory Threats to ISP Business Models

February 18, 2010


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…)