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Is illegal downloading declining in Canada?

Media | 05/21/2015 9:17 pm EDT

Copyright-enforcement company CEG TEK International said recently that it’s seen a significant fall in the piracy of its clients’ content in Canada over the past few months, which it attributes to the inclusion of settlement demands in its copyright infringement notices. CEG TEK was cited in a press release from a group called the Internet Security Task Force last week as saying peer-to-peer piracy of content owned by its 125 clients dropped among the five largest Internet service providers (ISPs) in Canada over the past 13 weeks. The most dramatic decline was on BCE Inc.’s...

ISPs prepping for increase in copyright infringement notices

Media | 01/12/2015 10:11 pm EST

After "significant" investments in time and money to prepare for the notice-and-notice regime that went into effect this month, independent Internet service providers Teksavvy Solutions Inc. and Distributel Communications Ltd. say they haven’t seen an increase in the number of rights holders' requests that infringement notices be passed on to customers — but they’re expecting one. Under the notice-and-notice regime, which came into effect this month, ISPs have to forward to subscribers copyright infringement notices sent to them by rights holders. Some ISPs...

Canipre to notify Canadians of copyright infringements

Media | 01/08/2015 4:16 pm EST

Copyright infringement monitoring company Canipre Inc. says it will be using new “notice-and-notice” measures in the Copyright Modernization Act to have those who pirate content online...

Extent of TV piracy unclear, might be rising among youth

Media | 12/11/2014 7:37 pm EST

On Wednesday, the Australian government said it would allow the blocking of foreign websites that offer illegal downloading and streaming, the same day that the file-sharing website Pirate Bay was...

TekSavvy ordered to turn over subscriber info to Voltage

Media | 02/21/2014 9:44 pm EST

A Canadian Internet service provider is being required by court order to give information on its subscribers linked with illegal filesharing to a Hollywood production company, and advocates on both...