The Internet Services Providers’ Association’s (ISPA) annual Conference on Monday 3rd November will look at a number of contentious issues facing the industry including the Communications Data Bill, child safety and online copyright infringements.

The opening panel will discuss the priorities of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), which was recently launched by the Prime Minister alongside three members of his cabinet. Panellists for the session include four representatives from the UKCCIS Executive Board.

The Conference promises to cover controversial ground as panellists discuss the Government’s planned Communications Data Bill. Leading academic, Dr Richard Clayton from the University of Cambridge, will join a representative from the Home Office and a well-known industry representative.

Feargal Sharkey of British Music Rights is among a high profile group of representatives from the rights holder and ISP industries that will discuss future business models for the legal online distribution of copyright content.

Nicholas Lansman, ISPA Secretary General said: “This year’s conference brings together the best line-up of speakers to date to give expert opinions on the issues important to the Internet industry. It’s a great opportunity for ISPs to discuss the challenges that they face and to get their voice heard.”

The conference will be held on the 3rd November at Eversheds in London. For more information or to buy tickets go to


Notes to the editor:

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About The ISPA Conference:

The ISPA conference is in its 4th year and provides a unique opportunity for members to discuss a variety of pertinent Internet issues with stakeholders from across the industry.

At this year’s event journalists are invited to a drinks reception at 5pm to meet the delegates.