The latest round of S3Gs has hit a major snag.
According to a report from the Irish Times, Rt.
Hon. Brian Hayes, Minister for Communications, Media and Sport has said he has instructed the Department of Communications, Culture, Media, Sport and Innovation to review the process for S3Ps as a result of a complaint from the consumer rights group.
This follows a recent decision by the Federal Court to bar the sale of the service until a decision on its legality is made.
Hayes has also indicated he is considering a similar action in the European Union, in which he says there is a strong case for requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access to content deemed harmful to children.
“We have been clear that S3P is the last resort in the case of copyright infringement,” said Hayes in a statement to the Irish Telegraph.
“It is essential that ISPs have the capacity to block these types of services before they cause any harm to children or harm their own business models.”
In order to help ensure a level playing field for our children, it is important that we have a mechanism in place to block any content that may infringe copyright.
“The Government has also been criticised by consumer rights groups for the decision to remove S3S from the list of services available to Irish consumers.
However, the new rules will only apply to new S3s being introduced to the market in 2018, and it is not yet clear whether other S3 services will follow suit.
The Minister’s statement does not go into details of the new process to review content blocking in Ireland, nor does it give any indication as to whether there will be a timetable for the review process to start.
However the Irish Independent reports that the Government is in the process of reviewing a similar approach by the European Commission.
A spokesperson for the Commission declined to comment.
S3R, the S3 Group, and the Independent have all said that the process to develop the new regulation will be subject to extensive public consultation, and that the consultation is currently underway.
The new legislation was also criticised by the Irish Government for being inconsistent with other European Union laws. “
The new legislation is being reviewed by the Department and we will not be able to give you a full answer until we are confident that the statutory process is transparent and free from undue delay,” said a spokesperson for Hayes.
The new legislation was also criticised by the Irish Government for being inconsistent with other European Union laws.
For example, it states that ISPs must block access “to content deemed to cause harm to minors or harm the interests of the ISP” if the content is “obscene, indecent or offensive”.
However, it does not require ISPs to take such action against content that is “considered to be a public service, as defined by the legislation”.
This means that the new legislation can apply to a range of content providers, including content providers which are not part of an ISP.
In the United Kingdom, ISPs have a range and power to block websites which they believe are not appropriate for children, such as children’s TV shows, movies and video games.
The legislation is not the first to attempt to address the issue of content blocking, but is likely to be the first time it has been brought to the EU level.
It is also the first EU-wide legislation to be introduced in the UK, which would allow it to apply to internet service providers across the bloc.