Cable & Telecom

Creators’ coalition wants ISPs to share in responsibility for content circulated on their networks

A coalition of creators wants the Copyright Act to be changed so that Internet Service Providers share in the responsibility of the content that customers circulate on their networks. The coalition in a paper released earlier this week called for ISPs to share in the liability for copyright infringement when it neglects to withdraw illegal content after being advised of its presence by the copyright holder.Specifically, the coalition wants the law changed so that ISPs aren’t allowed to sanction or encourage the public to use telecommunication services to distribute content without the appropriate compensation to creators and copyright owners. The...

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.