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Canadian Pirate Site Blockade Expands With New Domains

News Two months ago Canada’s Federal Court issued the country’s first pirate ‘site’ blocking order. The order was requested by Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA, who recently asked the court to amend the order to ban additional domains that provide access the pirate IPTV service GoldTV. This request was granted. Despite attempts from the rightsholders […]

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TekSavvy Appeals First Canadian Pirate Site Blockade

Breaking Internet provider TekSavvy has appealed the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. According to the Internet provider, the ruling clearly violates Network Neutrality. If it stands, the open Internet will be undermined to advance the interests of a few powerful media conglomerates, the company says. Two weeks ago Canada’s Federal Court approved the first […]

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Canadian Parliamentary Report Proposes Tough Copyright Measures

The Canadian Government is currently exploring if and how the current Copyright Act should be amended to better fit the present landscape. To this end, Canada’s Heritage Committee organized several hearings on remuneration models for artists, where it received input from various stakeholders. The outcome provides input for the Committee on Industry, Science and Technology’s broader review, which […]

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Movie Studios Are Suing Canadian BitTorrent Users, But That’s Nothing New

There’s some uproar in Canada about a supposed ‘novel’ tactic that’s being used to sue alleged BitTorrent pirates. In reality, however, these lawsuits have been ongoing for years. They are typically known as “copyright trolling” efforts and have targeted thousands of Canadians already. For the record, this has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. […]