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Gov’t points to open internet for ‘legal content’ in FairPlay response

Media | 01/30/2018 4:25 pm EST

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has released a statement on a call by a coalition of broadcasters, telecoms and creative groups to begin blocking websites hosting pirated content, in which he emphasized the efficacy of the current copyright protection system. The office of Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly pointed to Bains’ statement when asked about the issue, which Bains’ spokesman Karl Sasseville noted in an email was put out “on behalf of the government.” Bains, pointing to the...