Archive for the ‘Press Room’ Category

Copyright Statutory Instrument *Update

February 17, 2012

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ISPAI welcomes the ruling of the European Court of Justice published yesterday. It brings clarification to the situation of hosting providers whose services are used to serve third party data. It reinforces the interpretation of the e-commerce directive that ISPs can not be expected to generally monitor customer data for the possibility of that data being copyrighted content which is being used without appropriate permissions. (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument *UPDATE

February 8, 2012

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The ISPAI is very disappointed by the sensationalist references in press and online blogs in the last few days confusing actions ISPs take on different issues. We wish to emphasise there is a world of difference between pre-emtive take-down of criminally illegal content such as child abuse material, reaction to allegations of third party copyright infringements and installation of software systems for parental control of their children’s access to age inappropriate content.

Copyright Statutory Instrument *Update

February 3, 2012

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The Cabinet are due to discuss the S.I. on Tuesday 7th Feb. ISPAI issued the following Press Release to explain why we believe introduction of the Copyright S.I. will have a detrimental affect on ISPs and the location of innovative Internet services and the jobs they would otherwise bring to Ireland.

The Simple Reasons Why ISPAI Members are Against the Copyright S.I. (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument *UPDATE

February 1, 2012

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The Dáil debate took place last night and ISPAI was very disappointed at the Minister’s insistence that he will sign this SI irrespective of proposals for alternative wording and calls from TDs for more full debate on this vital issue. Many people are confused about what ISPs and many online services have to fear about this SI.

Real Problems Facing the Internet Industry (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument *UPDATE

January 27, 2012

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ISPAI understands the SI will be discussed at Cabinet and a Dáil debate has been set for later in the week. We have written a brief letter to Ministers to remind them of our concerns, asking for the S.I. to be rejected and to consider alternatives from the forthcoming report of the consultation run by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

The letter is available here