Day: October 2, 2018

CRTC punts FairPlay site blocking proposal to ParliamentCRTC punts FairPlay site blocking proposal to Parliament



In a decision that can only be regarded as a major blow to Canadian creators and distributors of copyright materials, the CRTC today, in Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-384, dismissed FairPlay Canada’s application to establish a site blocking regime to combat the scourge of online piracy.

The CRTC dismissed the application on jurisdictional grounds, but not before making the express finding that the record before it “demonstrates that there is evidence that copyright piracy results in harm to the Canadian broadcasting system and to the economy in general”.

Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-10-01Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-10-01