ISPA is once again calling for nominations for this year’s Internet Hero and Villain categories. Members of the public are invited to send in their suggestions via email or twitter, individuals or organisations that have done the most good or have been seen to hinder the industry.

Has William Hague MP got your vote for his words at last year’s cyberspace conference about the importance of a future internet without ‘government control or censorship’ where ‘innovation and competition flourish’?

Do you believe that all the talks about default filtering are a backwards step for the internet or something that should be encouraged? To have your say for Internet Hero/Villain email or tweet your nomination to @ISPAUK #ISPAs.

Last year’s Internet Hero was Prof. Ian Hargreaves for his review on making IP fitter for a digital age and the Villain went to the law firm ACS Law. Last year’s winners and finalists can be reviewed in full here.

The ISPA Council will review the list of nominations and choose the winners which will be announced on July 3 at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel. Tickets to the event are available and can be purchased from the awards website here.

To nominate who you think should be the 2012 Internet Hero and Villain email or tweet your nomination to @ISPAUK #ISPAs. ISPA will be accepting nominations up until Thursday May 31.

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Notes to the editor:

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About The ISPA Awards:

The ISPAs - the UK Internet industry awards - are unique as they are awarded to people and organisations in the industry by their peers and reflect the broad nature of the service provider sector.

The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) has been organising the UK Internet Industry Awards since 1999 to herald the best of the Internet industry and to celebrate innovation and best practice. In 2002 the awards were dubbed The ISPAs.