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

January 19, 2011


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


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


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…)