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Occasionally ISPA releases advisories to try and clarify legal uncertainties in the local market. Not all of the advisories listed below remain relevant due to legislative changes due in 2005.

Advisory 1:

Trade marks and domain names
(released 24 February 2000)

Advisory 2:

The surveillance of electronic communications: Monitoring and interception laws in South Africa
(released 24 February 2000)

Advisory 3:

The Film and Publications Act, No. 65 of 1996 and the Film and Publications Amendment Act, No. 34 of 1999
(released 22 May 2000)

Advisory 4:

ICANN - A Primer
(released 7 July 2000)

Advisory 5:

ISP Liability for Content
(released 18 July 2000)

Advisory 6:

The GATS and South Africa's obligations with regard to Telecommunications
(released 15 February 2001)

Advisory 7:

ICANN Update
(released 7 January 2002)

Advisory 8:

Wireless Internet Provision
(released 22 April 2002)

Advisory 10:

The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provisions of Communication-related Information Act
(released 1 January 2003)

Advisory 11:

Promotion of Access to Information Act
(released 24 February 2003, updated June 2007)

Advisory 13:

Interception Of Private Communications In The Workplace
(released 16 February 2005)

Advisory 14:

ISPA Member Update on RICA
(released 13 October 2006)

Advisory 15:

Applications for 087 Numbers
(released 1 December 2006)

Advisory 16:

Short advisory on the current status of ICASAs review of frequency spectrum licence applications
(released 9 February 2007)

Advisory 17:

Review of Member Standard Terms and Conditions to comply with IRB Guidelines
(released June 2007)

Advisory 18:

Definition of Value Added Network Services (VANS)
(released October 2007)

Advisory 19:

Payment of USF Contributions & Annual License Fees by VANS licencees
(released January 2008)

Advisory 20:

Advisory on ICASA's Code of Conduct Regulations
(released February 2008)

Advisory 21:

Advisory on dealing with Law Enforcement Agencies & Requests for Personal Information
(released November 2008)

Advisory 22:

Type Approval of RF equipment
(released November 2008)

Advisory 23:

Advisory on Licence Conversion
(released December 2008)

Advisory 24:

Time limit for commencing provision of licensed services
(released July 2009)

Advisory 25:

End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations 2009
(released August 2009)

Advisory 26:

ICASA's Code on People with Disabilities
(released August 2009)


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iWeek 2009 conference and exhibition,
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2-4 September 2009.

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