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Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Orders Woman To Stop Net Hate

A Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a Calgary woman to stop posting hate messages against minority groups on a U.S.-based white supremacist website. The commission also fined Jessica Beaumont $1,500 for posting the messages and ordered her to pay $3,000 in special compensation to Richard Warman as a result […]

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October 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Human Rights Tribunal Issues Another Internet Hate Decision

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has issued another decision against a Canadian man for postings on two websites. The case arises from a complaint launched by Richard Warman.  The tribunal issued a $7,500 penalty.

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November 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Reflecting on the CRTC’s Hate Site Blocking Decision

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) looks at last week's flurry of activity over Internet-based hate sites at the CRTC, including the request for an order to permit voluntary blocking and the Commission's decision to deny the request on Friday.

Had the CRTC addressed the substantive questions, the case would have presented an enormously difficult choice.  There is little doubt that the content in question is illegal and that Warman faces a serious threat.  By directly targeting Warman, the foreign sites have arguably brought themselves within Canada's jurisdiction.  Further, by merely asking the CRTC to issue a voluntary order, Warman avoided state-sanctioned censorship and placed the issue in the hands of ISPs.

Despite the good intentions behind the application, however, there remains some cause for concern.

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August 28, 2006 12 comments Columns

Tough Choice for CRTC in Hate Blocking Case

Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 28, 2006 as Content Blocking a Can of Worms    More than a decade ago, John Gilmore, one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, coined the phrase "the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." Last week, the Canadian […]

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August 28, 2006 5 comments Columns Archive

CRTC Denies Hate Site Request

The CRTC has issued a quick decision on the Warman request to allow Canadian ISPs to block access to two U.S. based hate sites.  The Commission denied the application, basing its decision primarily on the fact that other parties (the carriers, the sites) were not provided with notice and the […]

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August 25, 2006 3 comments News