The Canadian Telecom Regulator has an opportunity to effectively control online piracy based on a proposal from a coalition of telecom operators and rights holders (FairPlay Canada)

The Canadian Parliament Has an Opportunity to Effectively Control Online Piracy In an ideal world, it would not be necessary to block websites in order to combat piracy. But we do not live in an ideal world. We live in a world in which enormous amounts of content—from books and software to movies and music—is being distributed illegally. As a result, content creators and owners are being deprived of their rights and of the revenue that would flow from legitimate consumption of that content. In this real world, site blocking may be both a legitimate and a necessary means of reducing piracy and protecting the rights and interests of content creators. Of course, site blocking may not be perfectly effective, given that pirates will “domain hop” (moving their content from one website/IP

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Kristian Stout, The Canadian Telecom Regulator has an opportunity to effectively control online piracy based on a proposal from a coalition of telecom operators and rights holders (FairPlay Canada), 29 January 2018, e-Competitions January 2018, Art. N° 88716

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