Industry Groups May Face Split Over Lack Of User Voting Rights

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LONDON--UK-based Information Providers User Group (IPUG) and the European Information Providers User Group (EIPUG) appear to be reconsidering the extent of their relationship with the Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of the US Information Industry Association (IIA). At the heart of the issue is that IPUG and EIPUG want voting rights within FISD, something normally available only to paying FISD members. EIPUG and IPUG, however, say fees are not the issue but rather equitable rep