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.CA Domain Registry Objects to Pirate Site Blocking Order

News The .CA domain registry CIRA has asked the Federal Court of Appeal to hear its objections against the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. According to the registry, these blockades jeopardize its mission to provide high-quality registry and DNS services, while noting there are more suitable alternatives. Last November, Canada’s Federal Court approved the […]

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Tech Giants Warn U.S. Against EU Upload Filters and Site Blocking

Breaking Global tech firms including Google, Twitter, and Facebook, are warning the U.S. Government against the threat of mandatory upload filters. Industry groups believe that the requirements mandated by the EU copyright directive harm the interests of US companies. In addition, tech companies are concerned about pirate site blocking developments in several EU countries. Last […]

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TekSavvy Protests Push for Pirate Site Blocking in Court

Through the Federal Court, Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA are hoping to obtain the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. The companies believe that website blocking is an effective way to deal with pirate sites but Internet provider TekSavvy sees things differently. The ISP describes the proposed measures as ineffective and inappropriate. Pirate site blockades […]

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ISPs: Pirate Site Blocking Threatens Freedom of Expression

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa believes that site blocking isn’t the right answer to piracy. The group describes the measure as “limited” and “blunt,” while stressing that it could threaten people’s rights to freedom of expression and access to information. Online piracy is an international problem for the content industries, one that’s […]