Cable & Telecom

Federal Court approves blocking of FIFA streams

By Ahmad Hathout A FEDERAL COURT judge has ordered Internet service providers to block the websites of possible streamers of the FIFA World Cup soccer matches that begin next month. The dynamic blocking order, dated Oct. 21, will target a set of IP addresses linked to streamers who have previously illegally streamed Major League Soccer games and the sports networks of Bell Media, the exclusive FIFA games rightsholder in Canada, which brought the original website blocking application last month. It follows teleconferences held on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Judge Richard Mosley’s decision leverages the first dynamic website blocking order in Canada,...

Our industry and COVID-19

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