ISPA Members Respond to the Publication of the Digital Economy Bill -

The Digital Economy Bill, which includes looking at ways in which to reduce P2P filesharing, was published this month. ISPA opposes many parts of the Bill including the focus on technical measures and the threat of disconnection to persistent infringers of copyright.

ISPA thinks that instead of enforcement the government should be looking at educating consumers about the value of copyright content and reforming the licensing framework. This will ensure that new services and business models are available to consumers and help change users behaviour by providing the availability of content that they want.

The Bill is now being debated in the House of Lords and ISPA has been organising meetings with peers and members to discuss members' concerns and position.

AAISP Join ISPA in November

Andrews and Arnold Ltd has joined ISPA this month. They provide telecommunications solutions for technical and professional customers.

Nicholas Lansman, Secretary General of ISPA said, "ISPA welcomes AAISP to the membership and I'm sure they will become a vocal and regular contributor to ISPA policy discussions and subgroups. We look forward to introducing them to members and stakeholders at forthcoming events and discussions."

Mozy on Panel Session at ISPA Conference

The 2009 ISPA Conference this year included Richard Hales, Business Development Director; from online backup service Mozy on the new technologies panel session. Panellists on this session discussed how ISPs can use new technologies to diversify the services they offer.

Mozy is a leading online backup service for consumers and businesses from EMC Corporation with more than 40,000 business customers and 1 million total users worldwide.

Mozy protects more than 20 petabytes of information, which equals more than 40 million gigabytes. Customers range from large enterprises such as General Electric to small law offices.

Partners include Vodafone, McAfee, China Telecom and more. Mozy was founded in 2005 and acquired by EMC Corp in 2007.

For more information, please go to the website - or contact Richard Hales at

The Oxford Media Convention 2010 – 10% Discount for ISPA Members

In the public interest? Plotting the future of Britain’s Creative Industries

The Oxford Media Convention is in its eighth year and is a must-attend event for anyone working in media policy, strategy and regulation. Held on 21st January 2010 at the University of Oxford, the Convention aims to set the tone for media policy debate for the year.

Questions to be discussed include: What future faces the creative industries? Where should public funding be directed? And are citizens still masters of the media or is it time for a new media ethic?

Leading contributors from organisations include: DCMS, Facebook, Ofcom, Trinity Mirror Group, Channel4, Google and the BBC.

ISPA members get a 10% discount. Email to claim your discount or go to for more information.

ISPA In the News

ISPA was quoted in the news this month on issues including copyright, broadband, the ISPA Conference and the EU Telecoms Package