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Gambling Man by Adrian Sampson (CC BY 2.0)

Quebec’s Website Blocking Plan Gambles With the Open Internet

For governments accustomed to wielding their power to regulate local activity, the Internet has long been a source of frustration. From music sites to Uber to AirBNB, online services represent an enormous challenge to conventional government regulation, which typically relies on a jurisdictional hook to compel compliance.

While most reputable global companies can ill-afford to simply ignore laws or court orders, there are still websites that operate largely beyond the reach of government regulation. In response, some governments have attempted to regulate online behaviour, ordering Internet providers to block access to offending websites.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that Canadians have generally been spared website blocking initiatives due in part to the Telecommunications Act, which prohibits carriers from controlling “the content or influence the meaning or purpose of telecommunications carried by it for the public.” That rule means that Internet providers are effectively prohibited from unilaterally blocking content.

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June 30, 2015 10 comments Columns

B.C. Online Gaming Site Suffers Privacy Breach

The B.C. government’s new online gaming site was hit with a privacy breach on its very first day of operation.

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July 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

Online Gambling Ad Bill Advances to Committee

The Ontario online gambling advertising bill, introduced as a private member’s bill, appears to have some life.  The bill has received second reading and is headed to committee.  John Gregory reports that the bill has support from the Woodbine Entertainment Group, which may be looking to protect its horse racing […]

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March 4, 2006 1 comment News

Internet Gambling Advertising Bill Introduced in Ontario

Thanks to John Gregory for pointing out that a private member’s bill was introduced yesterday into the Ontario legislature that seeks to prohibit advertising of unregulated Internet gambling.  If enacted, the Bill C-60 would amend the Consumer Protection Act by adding the following provision:

"No person shall print, publish, distribute, broadcast or telecast an advertisement or representation that includes an Internet gaming business website address unless the person believes in good faith that the Internet gaming business has been licensed or otherwise granted permission to operate in Ontario or Canada by the appropriate authority and is operated in accordance with the applicable laws of Ontario and Canada."

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February 16, 2006 3 comments News