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FairPlay regime ineffective, counter to Telecom Act: opponents

Media | 04/05/2018 4:39 pm EDT

A proposal to implement a website-blocking system to fight piracy has drawn opposition from academics and advocacy groups in Canada, as well as input from international players and unusually high engagement from the public. Nearly 10,000 total comments, the vast majority...

Uphold net neutrality for free expression: UN report

telecom | 06/06/2017 4:40 pm EDT

Net neutrality is a digital pillar in citizens’ right to free expression, according to a report by the United Nations special rapporteur, or independent expert, on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye. The report, which analyzes global instances of suppression of free expression by states and was prepared for the UN Human Rights Council’s June session, notes that individuals rely on digital access to exercise their fundamental rights and explores the “obstacles” that undermine that through digital censorship. “In the digital...