Bell, Rogers, CBC Be Part Of Group In Search Of To Have CRTC Discover And Block Content Material Pirates

TORONTO — Distinguished members of Canada’s leisure trade are calling for a brand new federal company to find and shut down web sites which can be portals for illegally obtained video and audio content material.

Bell Canada, Rogers Communications Inc., Quebecor Inc., Cineplex Inc., the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and several other different organizations have banded collectively to create FairPlay Canada.

They argue that Canadian jobs are in danger as a result of customers can get entry to TV exhibits, films and music from web sites that don’t pay for the content material that they stream to customers.

They need the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Fee to make use of its energy as a regulator to require Canadian web service suppliers to close down entry to the pirated materials.

Additionally they need the CRTC to arrange an impartial company to assist find the pirate web sites.

The CRTC is within the ultimate weeks of public consultations concerning the distribution of music, TV and different content material through the web.

The company has set Feb. 13 as a deadline for ultimate feedback to be able to submit its report back to the federal cupboard by June 1.

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