Archive for the ‘eCommerce’ Category

Towards a Digital Single Market

May 23, 2016

ISPAI supports the sentiment of the letter signed by the Irish Government Ministers and Government Ministers from 13 other EU Member States, calling for an “ambitious positive approach” from the EU institutions to achieve the Digital Single Market (DSM).

The letter is (more…)

Amendments to Dangerous Goods Regulations have been Rejected *UPDATE

October 31, 2013

  • Importantly, an amendment that sought to include online sales platforms as economic operators that have among others, the obligation to ensure goods comply with standards and regulations before they are made available on the market, was rejected (this would have also included an obligation to recall non-compliant products from the market, and destroy them). (more…)

Amendments Hijacking Dangerous Goods Regulations Raise Serious Online Rights Concerns

October 4, 2013

New EU regualtions, which if passed will be immediately imposed across all 28 member states, are designed to improve and streamline the system to ensure that consumers are protected from unsafe physical products turning up on store shelves. A very worthy objective.

However, recent amendments have been tabled at the committee stage to make these rules apply to online services. The tentacles of intellectual property (more…)

ISPAI Welcomes Google’s New Play Music Store to the Irish Online Marketplace

April 11, 2013

On foot of the announcement of their arrival yesterday, the ISPAI are delighted to welcome Google’s new Play Music Store to the Irish market. Coming in the wake of advice by the European Commission regarding multi-territory licensing: consumer choice is now greater than ever in the legal music download and streaming space and we’re glad that Ireland has joined the ranks of the 18 countries worldwide, where Google Play Music Store is on offer. (more…)

Spotify Arrives in Ireland

November 16, 2012

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…)