On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Barry Flanagan wrote:
> That has changed then. AFAIK you need a VAS license to provide ISP
> However, I don't think allowing others to share your broadband would not
> constitute being an ISP
Just a wee bit of browsing around comreg.ie should lead the browsee
There is no licence required to be an "ISP" (for whatever vague
meaning it has - comreg use other definitions..), indeed those under
Irish jurisdiction have a general *entitlement* to operate electronic
networks, providing they /register/. Which can be done online via:
I didn't read too closely, but it appears anyone sharing their
internet access with the 'the public', or indeed operating any kind
of public-access network, MUST register - the "licence"^Wentitlement
being based on doing so.
Whether this opens one to having to comply with data-retention laws..
1. Just trying to define "Internet" in law would, I think, be so
difficult that any notion of ISPs (specifically) needing a licence
to operate should have been viewed with strong scepticism..
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