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Site-blocking in GoldTV case expanded again

Media | 09/15/2021 5:22 pm EDT

A federal court judge has expanded the list of domains to be blocked under Canada's first-ever site blocking order, adding to a number of sites the court order requires third-party internet service providers to block in a case against a pirate-IPTV website known as GoldTV. ...

TekSavvy takes GoldTV site-blocking fight to Supreme Court

Media | 08/26/2021 6:11 pm EDT

After Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order survived an appeal from TekSavvy Solutions Inc. in May, the internet service provider (ISP) has decided to take the case to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC).  In an application for leave to appeal filed with the...

Federal Court orders content pirates to pay millions to Bell, Rogers, Videotron

Media | 08/11/2021 5:14 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge ordered three pirate TV services to pay more than $29...

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek first-ever ‘dynamic’ site-blocking order

Media | 07/08/2021 6:22 pm EDT

Nearly six weeks after a Federal Court of Appeal upheld Canada's first-ever...

Alberta judge denies injunction in Super Channel piracy suit

Media | 05/03/2021 5:43 pm EDT

An Alberta judge shot down a request from Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc. for an injunction against Best Buy Canada Ltd., Staples Canada ULC, Canada Computers Inc., and London Drugs Limited as part of...

TekSavvy files appeal against site-blocking order

telecom | 11/25/2019 4:19 pm EST

Internet service provider TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has appealed a Federal Court order requiring ISPs to...

CRTC has no jurisdiction over site-blocking request, big telecoms argue

Media | 09/26/2019 5:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Quebecor Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. are arguing in Federal Court that TekSavvy Solutions Inc. was wrong when it said the request by the large...

Site-blocking is domain of CRTC, TekSavvy tells court

telecom | 09/24/2019 9:16 pm EDT

Even if the large telecoms satisfy the court’s threshold to move forward with forcing internet service...

IP addresses don’t necessarily link to individuals, CIPPIC argues

Media | 09/23/2019 6:37 pm EDT

In asking the Federal Court to deny certifying a class of defendants in a copyright infringement case, an advocacy group is arguing that an IP address is insufficient in proving an individual has...

Federal Court grants injunction against GoldTV 

telecom | 08/07/2019 6:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A Federal Court judge has granted an interim ban on what the big telecom companies are...

Corus asked BTLR to immediately change foreign ownership rules

Media | 05/30/2019 4:19 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc., the only major Canadian broadcaster refusing to...

Defendant in pre-loaded set-top box case settles for $5M

Media | 03/28/2019 5:37 pm EDT

One of the defendants in a long-running lawsuit against companies selling pre-loaded set-top boxes will pay three Canadian telecoms $5 million to settle the case, according to a March 20 consent...

Most content pirates have TV subscriptions: MTM

Media | 11/15/2018 5:19 pm EST

More than half, or 59 per cent, of Canadians who pirate TV and movie content also have a TV subscription, according to a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). “This likely indicates that pirating content has to do...

As CRTC rejects FairPlay, proposal could move to legislative reviews

Media | 10/02/2018 11:20 am EDT

The CRTC has no jurisdiction to implement a system to block websites...

Court nixing Que. site-blocking ‘helpful’ against FairPlay: advocates

Media | 07/24/2018 5:59 pm EDT

The Quebec Superior Court has ruled against a plan by the Quebec government that would have forced Internet service providers (ISPs) to block unauthorized gambling websites,...

12.5% Canadians watched pirated content in past month: MTM

Media | 06/21/2018 4:21 pm EDT

One in eight Canadians have watched pirated TV or movie content online in...

26% of Canadians access pirated content, new report shows

Media | 05/30/2018 6:16 pm EDT

A government-commissioned report is shedding light on the extent of...

FairPlay meeting with legal staff, not commissioners: CRTC

Media | 05/17/2018 6:57 pm EDT

An anti-internet piracy coalition did not end up meeting with CRTC...

FairPlay hits back, claims piracy cost TV providers as much as $761M

Media | 05/15/2018 3:00 pm EDT

The FairPlay coalition has responded to the laundry list of criticism...

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...

TekSavvy appealing disclosure order involving 13 ISPs

telecom | 11/23/2017 5:03 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is appealing a Federal Court order to disclose the identities of some of its...

Live TV piracy to grow: Sandvine

Media | 11/02/2017 3:54 pm EDT

Piracy of live TV is expected to increase, according to Sandvine Corp., which says it poses...