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Groupe TVA, Bell, Rogers Team Up to Sue ‘Pirate’ IPTV Service

Broadcasting and communications giants Groupe TVA, Bell, and Rogers have teamed up to sue a ‘pirate’ IPTV provider targeting the Canadian market. The complaint, filed in the Federal Court last week, states that GoldTV.ca offers cheap subscriptions to thousands of channels without obtaining permission or licenses from the plaintiffs. There are currently thousands of providers […]

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DISH and Bell IPTV ‘Pirates’ Pressed to Settle Or Face Legal Action

NagraStar, a join venture between DISH Network and Kudelski Group, is going after people who use pirate IPTV services to access DISH and Bell TV programming. The company is demanding $3,500 settlements and cautions that those who don’t cooperate can expect legal action. Traditional file-sharing pirates are no stranger to settlement demands from copyright holders.  […]

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Bell Wants Canada to Criminalize Pirate Streaming Services

Canadian telecoms giant Bell is recommending that the Government should criminalize people who are involved with pirate streaming services, including those who advertise or sell pirate set-top boxes. The proposal is seen as a prime tool to combat online piracy. In the same submission, Bell also revives its call to institutionalize site blocking. To ensure […]

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Bell Asked Canadian Government to Ban Certain VPNs

Newly revealed documents show that media giant Bell previously urged the Canadian Government to ban ‘copyright infringing’ VPNs. The request was made in a 2017 submission regarding the NAFTA trade deal negotiations. This call didn’t lead anywhere but with site-blocking still on the agenda, VPNs remain a topic of interest. Last year a coalition of Canadian […]