ISPAI Reaction to NNI Assertions on Link Charges

February 20, 2013

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Recently National Newspapers Ireland has made a statement “clarifying” their submission to the Copyright Review Committee Consultation. In this, they reiterate their assertion that payments ought to be made to a newspaper when another commercial entity provides links on their website to that paper’s online content.

ISPAI holds that links are fundamental to the (more…)

Safer Internet Day 2013

January 11, 2013

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Safer Internet Day 2013 takes place on Tuesday 5th February

It will be marked throughout the European Union and many other countries worldwide. This is the 10th. year where a Safer Internet Day has been held and this year’s theme is: “Connect with respect”.

The ISPAI supports the aim of (more…)

EuroISPA Regret the Failure of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (“WCIT”) to Agree New Treaty

December 14, 2012

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EuroISPA, of which ISPAI is a member, regrets the failure of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (“WCIT”) to agree an acceptable new Treaty, and strongly supports the decision of EU Member States to refuse to sign up to an expanded scope for International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs).

EuroISPA saw the WCIT as a chance to (more…)

Spotify Arrives in Ireland

November 16, 2012

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ISPAI Welcomes Launch of Independent Online Music Store “Spotify” in the Irish market

ISPAI warmly welcomes the official arrival of independent online music stores in Ireland with the launch this week of the Irish service of “Spotify”. The Association has long called for such a move, stating that the provision of innovative online music distribution services is the way of the future. (more…)

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

November 12, 2012

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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…)