EU Parliament Committees Ask for Rejection of ACTA

May 31, 2012

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This morning three committees of the European Parliament asked for rejection of ACTA.

Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home affairs:
36 in favour of rejecting ACTA, 1 against and 21 abstentions.

Legal Affairs Committee: (more…)

ISPAI Hotline.ie Warns Web Users of Latest Scams

May 14, 2012

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Spamming Fake Hotel Reservation Receipts

Under a long standing agreement with Government, ISPAI runs Hotline.ie which provides a confidential service for the public to report illegal content (such as web sites containing images of child sexual abuse or incitement to hatred) so swift action may be taken.While Hotline.ie does not specifically deal with spam, it does accept reports of financial scams exploiting our (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument *Update

March 6, 2012

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ISPAI is disappointed that the Government chose to ignore the ISP industry, many legal practioners and the large number of Internet users who asked that the Copyright SI should not be signed in its present form. However, he has done so and with Ireland being the European headquarters for many multinational Internet businesses, we are now just waiting for the first few test cases to be lodged. (more…)

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.