Episode 35: Allen Mendelsohn on Canada’s Copyright Site Blocking Saga

Episode 35: Allen Mendelsohn on Canada’s Copyright Site Blocking Saga

Site blocking has been on the policy and regulatory radar screen for several years in Canada, starting with the Bell-led Fairplay proposal to the CRTC and demands for site blocking as part of the copyright review. With both the CRTC and elected officials rejecting site blocking proposals, rights holders have turned to the courts. Last month, a Federal Court of Canada judge issued a major website blocking decision granting a request from Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA to block access to a series of GoldTV streaming websites. Allen Mendelsohn, a Montreal based Internet lawyer and sessional lecturer at McGill University, joins the podcast this week to help sort through the issues.

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  4. I just learned today that Canada has federal government. Anyhow, copyright is spreading as fast as a virus now a days. I think what they did there would minimize this fraud.

  5. Great step right there. That’s 1st world world country for you haha

  6. Copyright could literally make a company fall. They could lose millions because of some dudes who just made copy pasting. That would affect the revenue of the economy.

  7. I wonder what the other countries does to fight same issue, like Japan. There are a lot of copyright stuff happening regarding their anime shows.

  8. Site blocking has been on the policy and regulatory radar screen for several years

  9. Site blocking has been on the policy and regulatory radar screen for several years in Canada, starting with the Bell-led Fairplay proposal to the CRTC and demands for site blocking as part of the copyright review. With both the CRTC and elected officials rejecting site blocking proposals, rights holders have turned to the courts. Last month, a Federal Court of Canada judge issued a major website blocking decision granting a request from Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA to block access to a series of GoldTV streaming websites. Allen Mendelsohn, a Montreal based Internet lawyer and sessional lecturer at McGill University, joins the podcast this week to help sort through the issues.

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