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Retention of Data Bill 2009 *UPDATE

January 28, 2011

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The Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2009, was signed into law by the President on the 26th Jan. 2011, being renamed the “Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 (No 3 of 2011)”. ISPs providing Internet services to the public are now obliged to retain certain data, as set out in the Act, identifying the occurrence of a communication (but not about the content of the communication itself). This must be done for every user, (more…)

Retention of Data Bill 2009 *UPDATE

January 20, 2011

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ISPAI regrets that the Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2009, with its current text, was passed in the Seanad yesterday despite the trojan efforts of non-government Senators who argued the amendments (which were defeated) aimed at giving greater clarity to the legislation and particularly to minimise its potential to put Ireland at a cost disadvantage to our EU neighbours for Internet based business

ISPAI Highlights Data Retention Concerns as Bill Comes to Final Stage in Seanad

January 19, 2011

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The Communications (Retention of Data) Bill, 2009 reaches its final stages in the Seanad on Thursday 20 th January. This is required to transpose the flawed European Directive of 2006 that was supposed to harmonise Data Retention across Member States. In fact it has done quite the opposite. It is being challenged in the courts in many countries and in fact Ireland challenged it at the European Court for technical reasons. (more…)

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

October 14, 2010

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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

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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…)