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

 

Copyright Statutory Instrument *UPDATE

January 26, 2012

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ISPAI welcomes Minister Sherlock’s announcement that a draft text of the proposed Satutory Instrument will be published today. However, this deserves adequate time for study and proper debate in the Dáil. The ISPAI is very concerned that hastily drafted and overly-broad wording would lead to uncertainty for Internet business – and that’s the last thing we need if Ireland is to develop as a centre for digital business with its related creation of jobs. (more…)