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CRTC Denies Bell-Led FairPlay Canada’s Website Blocking Plan

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has just announced it has denied FairPlay Canada’s application to propose a website blocking plan, in order to combat piracy websites. According to the CRTC, the denied application is because FairPlay Canada "does not have the jurisdiction under the Telecommunications Act. As such, the CRTC did not consider the...

Emails Show Bell First Shared Website Blocking Plan to CRTC in Private Meetings

University of Ottawa Law Professor, Michael Geist, continues to dig up details on the origins of the Bell coalition website blocking plan, this time noting how details were first presented to the CRTC in private, closed door meetings. According to emails and documents obtained under the Access to Information Act, Bell first presented its ideas for FairPlay...