Archive for the ‘Press Room’ Category

ISPAI’s Statement Regarding SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act

January 19, 2012


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


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…)

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…)