Day: June 29, 2016

Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael GeistWhy crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist



Last week the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction restraining ITVBOX.NET, WATCHNSAVE INC, MTLFREETV.COM and others from selling set-top boxes preloaded with software. The software was specifically adapted to enable purchasers to stream and download infringing copies of programs made available by Bell, Bell Expressvu, Rogers, and Videotron on a subscription basis. The devices were advertised and promoted by prominently emphasizing these capabilities and as a way to obtain this content without paying.

The decision by Justice Tremblay-Lamer in Bell Canada v ITVBOX.NET

Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-28Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-28