January 23, 2012


SOPA postponed


ACTA is alive and well and soon to be signed…

ISPAI very concerned at SOPA moves in U.S.

January 20, 2012


There is currently a lot of debate on legislative measures being proposed in various countries to stop people misusing the Internet to obtain copyrighted material without paying appropriate royalties. The latest to grab the headlines are the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act currently before congress.

ISPAI has never in any way condoned copyright (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument

January 20, 2012


ISPAI Welcomes Minister’s Assurances that Forthcoming Statutory Instrument will not create a SOPA-like situation in Ireland

If a legal requirement exists for the introduction of a Statutory Instrument, ISPAI believes that this must be very carefully balanced to ensure that it does not (more…)

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…)


December 17, 2011


Official Journal of the European Union – Legislative Acts – DIRECTIVE 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council – 13 December 2011 – on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

To download the Directive click here  (more…)