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Website blocking has potential to combat piracy, conference hears

Media | 11/14/2017 7:19 pm EST

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...

U.S. channel carried in Canada against its will

Media | 05/13/2015 8:17 pm EDT

A U.S. affiliate of ABC has been denied by the CRTC its request to be removed from the list of non-Canadian television channels approved for distribution in Canada. The commission turned down an application from Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. to have KSTP-TV Minneapolis removed from the list on the grounds that it would deprive viewers of a valued service, adding that some of the issues brought up by the U.S. broadcaster concern Canadian copyright law and are not under the CRTC's jurisdiction. The CRTC said in its decision Wednesday that Hubbard had argued its signal is not available for...

Coming cyber-security legislation to affect telecoms, but details scant

telecom | 04/24/2015 7:47 pm EDT

The government will introduce new legislation aimed at strengthening the security of “Canada’s essential cyber systems” that will impose new obligations on telecommunications...

Telecom and broadcasting converge as legislation remains separate

Media | 03/31/2015 5:38 pm EDT

A case involving BCE Inc.’s mobile-TV service that’s currently winding its way through the Federal Court of Appeal is just one example of how the lines between telecommunications and...

Should copyright tariffs be mandatory?

Media | 03/30/2015 3:43 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada and the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC) recently argued before the Supreme Court of Canada over whether a tariff on “broadcast incidental...