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Court docs detail expansion of Canadian website-blocking order

Media | 01/08/2020 4:58 pm EST

Fresh documents are shedding light on how Canada’s first piracy case involving court-ordered website-blocking is playing out — revealing methods used by BCE Inc. to keep up with an expanding list of sites, and that Bell, Rogers Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc. sent...

B.C. court dismisses Google case in Equustek

Media | 04/18/2018 12:33 pm EDT

A British Columbia court said it will not set aside or change a provincial court decision to force Alphabet Inc. to remove an alleged bad actor from its search results, pointing to weak new evidence brought by Google that experts say made for an unsurprising decision....

OPC says search engine de-indexing right exists in Canada

telecom | 01/26/2018 5:08 pm EST

Canadians have the right to ask search engines to remove links to results...

Google doesn’t have to comply with SCC order: U.S. court

telecom | 11/03/2017 4:56 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s Google does not have to comply with an order from...

Court issues no-cost orders for customer IDs of multiple ISPs

Media | 10/13/2017 4:47 pm EDT

The Federal Court has made its first major disclosure orders for subscriber...

Bell copyright ask draws criticism, as others point to precedent

telecom | 09/26/2017 6:03 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has said it thinks Canada can tackle piracy by mandating that...

Supreme Court’s Google search ban could have global implications

Media | 06/28/2017 10:07 am EDT

OTTAWA — In a landmark ruling, Canada’s top court dismissed an appeal by Alphabet Inc. Wednesday and upheld a worldwide ban on search results of a company that Equustek...

SCC sets Canadian jurisdiction in Facebook privacy case

Media | 06/23/2017 4:50 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that British Columbia has...

Rightsholders ask court for I.D. of customers of 13 ISPs

Media | 06/08/2017 1:55 pm EDT

Three movie studios have gone through the Canadian court system to identify...

Appeal court rules ISPs can’t charge for disclosing customer info

Media | 05/11/2017 4:15 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has granted Voltage Pictures LLC its appeal challenging the costs Rogers Communications Inc. was asking for to disclose customer information in...

Canadian court orders another worldwide search result takedown

Media | 02/03/2017 9:17 pm EST

A Federal Court judge on Monday ordered a foreign website to be taken down and some of the content it published removed from search engines internationally due to a violation of Canadian...

Amid political push for SimSub ruling reversal, Bell yet to file appeal

Media | 12/21/2016 4:36 pm EST

Despite having less than two months until the Feb. 5 kick off at the 51st Super Bowl, BCE Inc. has yet to start the process with the courts to put a stop to a decision prohibiting...

Court OKs disclosure of customer info in Voltage case

Media | 07/28/2016 10:13 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. must disclose the personal information of a customer accused by Voltage Pictures LLC of violating its copyright, according to a court decision that experts said clarifies the...

Copyright infringement notices being used for advertising, ISPs say

Media | 04/27/2016 8:57 pm EDT

In recent weeks,  BCE Inc.  and HBO have begun using copyright infringement notices to steer recipients toward legal sources of TV content — but some of the Internet service providers...

PIAC launches complaint against Videotron music service

Media | 09/01/2015 8:45 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is asking the CRTC to direct Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron to change the price structure of its new music service, which exempts data consumed through some...

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...

MPAA, in sending anti-piracy message, could go after isoHunt assets

telecom | 10/22/2013 8:20 pm EDT

Gary Fung and his company isoHunt Web Technologies Inc. are not likely to hand over $110 million US to a group of American movie studios. That’s the sum of the damages awarded to members of the...