Cable & Telecom

Court tells TekSavvy to name names, but safeguards consumer rights

CHATHAM, ON – TekSavvy Solutions has been ordered to identify approximately 2,000 subscribers who are alleged to have illegally downloaded movies online.Late last week, the Federal Court released its decision in a lawsuit filed in 2012 by American production company Voltage Pictures who claimed that some of TekSavvy’s customers had infringed its copyright.  But while the court granted Voltage’s request to go after the copyright violators, it also introduced strict conditions designed to protect Canadian subscribers' privacy and discourage copyright trolling lawsuits in Canada.Specifically, the ruling limits Voltage's request to name and address information only, and maintains strong court oversight...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.