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Website blocking has potential to combat piracy, conference hears

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

Website blocking has potential to combat piracy, conference hearsOTTAWA — If BCE Inc.’s suggestion in September that the federal government should consider blocking websites that host infringing material to fight content piracy was...

Changes ahead for ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ as terms of trade expires

Media | 08/25/2017 5:06 pm EDT

While online discussion forums are rife with debate — and more often, complaints — about why Canadians can’t access popular American television shows legally online, Canadian content producers are navigating how to ensure their work continues to be seen on digital platforms. “In a world where Canadians are increasingly in control of what they watch, how and when they want, there is increasing consumer pressure to have unrestricted access to any program, at any time, and on any...

CMPA appoints Erin Finlay as chief legal officer

Media | 11/22/2016 7:09 pm EST

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has appointed Erin Finlay as its new chief legal officer to provide legal advice and strategic direction. Her areas of expertise include entertainment litigation, policy...

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...