The Case Against the Bell Coalition's Website Blocking Plan, Part 1: Canada's Current Copyright Law Provides Effective Anti-Piracy Tools - Michael Geist
The Bell coalition's website blocking proposal has sparked a huge public outcry, with thousands of Canadians submitting interventions to the CRTC opposing a plan premised on website blocking without direct court involvement. I have written several posts on the issue - a general assessment on why it is a terrible idea, a closer look at the economic reality of the Canadian film and television sector, and a discussion of Bell's inconsistent comments to the CRTC vs. business analysts - but the case against the radical plan merits a closer look at both the evidence and the legal arguments. With this post, I begin a new series that will make the case against the Bell coalition's website blocking plan.
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