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Website blocking has potential to combat piracy, conference hears

News | 11/14/2017 7:19 pm EST
From left, University of Toronto's Ariel Katz and Bram Abramson, Thomas Sutton, partner at McCarthy Tétrault, and moderator Susan Wheeler, Rogers VP of regulatory for media, at the IIC Canada conference in Ottawa on Nov. 14, 2017./ Wire Report photo by Anja Karadeglija.

OTTAWA — If BCE Inc.’s suggestion in September that the federal government should consider blocking websites that host infringing material to fight content piracy was outlandish for some, it wasn’t for some presenters at a communications lawyers’ conference Tuesday, as the issue came up throughout the day.

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