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Liberal Copyright Reform May Nix Canadian Access To U.S. Netflix

Michael Geist | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The prospect of considering expanded blocking for copyright purposes validates the fears of civil liberties groups that the introduction of blocking requirements invariably expands to cover a wider net of content. Canadian copyright was already on track for a boisterous debate in the coming years with changes such as copyright term extension mandated by the Trans Pacific Partnership and a review of the law scheduled for 2017. If government officials envision adding VPN usage, access to U.S. Netflix and website blocking to the list of issues, copyright could emerge as one of the government's most difficult and controversial issues.

What's Sony's Beef With Google?

Eva Prkachin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Business
Eva Prkachin

Sony, along with a number of other major Hollywood studios and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have been desperately trying to force Google to block search results that enable Internet users to illegally download their protected material. They want to create a situation where Internet service providers can block access to whole websites in an effort to prevent piracy.

Canadian Downloaders To Start Getting Copyright Infringement Notices

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians who partake in unauthorized downloading will have a new fear in the new year. Well, sort of. Starting Jan. 1, internet service provide...

Turn It Up to 11 With Speakers

Penny Will | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Music
Penny Will

Eavesdropping on a conversation and only catching the odd word is one of life's great frustrations. Asking people to speak up or moving your chair to join their table is not likely to be met with much enthusiasm. So what's to be done? Amplify!

Paid Digital Downloads are Throwing Pirates Overboard

Michael Geist | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Not only is the Canadian digital market far larger than virtually every European market, it continues to grow faster than the U.S. digital music market as well. In fact, the Canadian digital music market has grown faster than the U.S. market for the past six consecutive years. Yet, Canadian artist revenue from Canadian sales is lower than most other countries.

Election Raises Concerns for Ontario's Municipalities

Ian Chadwick | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada
Ian Chadwick

To absorb costs, the province either has to cut services or raise taxes. Maybe both. The gloomy economic reality means that most provincial funds for local projects will dry up after the election while the debt gets tackled. That's more money municipalities have to get from local property owners.