information society service

information society service

a concept within European e-commerce comprising any service normally provided for remuneration, at a distance, by means of electronic equipment for the processing (including digital compression) and storage of data, and at the individual request of a recipient of a service. It covers internet service providers. See also CACHING, HOSTING.
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Where an information society service is provided that consists of the transmission in a communication network of information provided by a recipient of the service, or the provision of access to a communication network, Member States shall ensure that the service provider is not liable for the information transmitted, on condition that the provider:
The definition of gambling can be found in the "Study of Gambling Services in the Internal Market of the European Union" of 2006, wherein gambling has been defined as " any service, including any information society service, which involves wagering a stake with a monetary value in games of chance, including lotteries and betting transactions" (2).
service', any Information Society service, that is to say, any service normally provided for remuneration, at a distance, by electronic means and at the individual request of a recipient of services.
With regard to content regulation (and the question of deciding whether to extend the Directives field of application to Information Society services, currently covered by the Directive on e-business), the Commission considers that a revision of the Directive would be premature, because total media convergence has not yet taken place: "No Information Society service has yet attained the same importance and impact as television broadcasting", the Commission says.
As the bill amendment falls within an EU directive laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical regulations and of rules on Information Society services, after it is approved by the House committee that will discuss it, it will first be sent to the European Commission as a draft technical regulation and after this process has been completed, it will be passed into law the ministry said.
Among the main objectives of the bilateral cooperation between Bulgaria and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which will be achieved with the signing of the document, are elaboration of standardization platforms in the sector and cooperation in the field of information society services such as e-commerce.
1 ("Regulation")) and Article 3(1) and (2) of Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market ("Directive on electronic commerce") (OJ 2000 L 178, p.
9 billion to information society services during the 2007-2013 EU Structural Fund programming period.
In the European Union, Directive 2000/31/EC on certain legal aspects of information society services, especially electronic trade, left this choice to the decision of each member state; consequently, some countries have adopted the opt-in system, while the rest decided on the second system.
a service normally provided for remuneration which consists wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals on electronic communications networks, including telecommunications services and transmission services in networks used for broadcasting, but exclude services providing, or exercising editorial control over, content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services; it does not include information society services, as defined in Article 1 of Directive 98/34/EC, which do not consist wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals on electronic communications networks".
This means in practice that businesses, public authorities, and the wider community in these areas will be used to test out and help with the development of new prototype innovations in the form of information society services and business technologies.
It now looks as if it was all spin and little substance: not one of the five Directives related to information society services has been fully implemented across the EU, and several Member States have been taken to court since for failing to open up their telecoms markets.

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