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Bell/Rogers pitching Canadian ISP mandatory site-blocking scheme to CRTC

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Bell/Rogers pitching Canadian ISP mandatory site-blocking scheme to CRTC

Your favourite ISPs (and coincidentally media owners) have teamed up to pitch a new internet site blocking scheme to the CRTC, where a private piracy-prevention agency would push a mandatory site blocking list to all Canadian ISPs.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2017/12/bell ... ng-system/
https://torrentfreak.com/isps-and-movie ... al-171205/
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Exp315 wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 11:54 am
Your favourite ISPs (and coincidentally media owners) have teamed up to pitch a new internet site blocking scheme to the CRTC, where a private piracy-prevention agency would push a mandatory site blocking list to all Canadian ISPs.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2017/12/bell ... ng-system/
https://torrentfreak.com/isps-and-movie ... al-171205/
If this goes thru, doesn't using a VPN get around it?
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kotoula wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 12:13 pm
If this goes thru, doesn't using a VPN get around it?
Probably - until like China they take the next step of banning VPNs.
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The Michael Geist article is worth the read.
With the minimum of quoting from the article: "The case is very weak on all counts."
Doesn't sound like it's going to gain a lot of support from what I take from the article.
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will never come to pass but really just shows how bell/rogers wants to maintain control and force their subscription services on people. its very scummy of them to use 'piracy' as a guise in all of this
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Exp315 wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 11:54 am
Your favourite ISPs (and coincidentally media owners) have teamed up to pitch a new internet site blocking scheme to the CRTC, where a private piracy-prevention agency would push a mandatory site blocking list to all Canadian ISPs.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2017/12/bell ... ng-system/
https://torrentfreak.com/isps-and-movie ... al-171205/
MattSF wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 2:47 am
will never come to pass but really just shows how bell/rogers wants to maintain control and force their subscription services on people. its very scummy of them to use 'piracy' as a guise in all of this
Rogers is still considering whether to join the coalition that supports Bell scheme for internet site blocking.

"Shaw is now also making the case for website blocking, devoting several pages to supporting it. Unlike Bell, however, it does not reference a specific agency mandated to support blocking, focusing instead on court-ordered blocking."

from http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2017/12/not- ... -blocking/
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MattSF wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 2:47 am
will never come to pass but really just shows how bell/rogers wants to maintain control and force their subscription services on people. its very scummy of them to use 'piracy' as a guise in all of this
Never say never. If consumers stay passive, they could do it. They are already charging us arm and a leg on phones, tv, internet. Consumers are just taking it. They already made billions of dollars with their little fees and extra charges.
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Exp315 wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 11:54 am
mandatory site blocking list to all Canadian ISPs.
Once this infrastructure is set up, we'll obviously also want to ban child porn sites.

And terrorist information sites.

And sites with content that could be "harmful" or "extreme".

And why should any good Canadian be accessing any "offensive" sites anyway?

Well except for people in high offices. Obviously they'll need full access to an unfiltered internet. For research purposes or some such.
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New Anti-Piracy Coalition Calls For Canadian Website Blocking
A new coalition of Canadian companies is calling on the local telecom regulator CRTC to establish a local piracy site blocking program. The plan is the first of its kind in North America, aimed at lowering local piracy rates. Opponents, however, believe the proposal goes too far and equate it to a censorship deal.

from https://torrentfreak.com/new-anti-pirac ... ng-180130/
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If they advertise their campaign as helping you source better material for reading, then maybe it will be more popular with some people.

When you don't want to pay for their service, you are sorta left to source for yourself. Sometimes, you may come across something nice to read, other times you just feel like you are wasting time. Sometimes, you may feel like you are getting angry for no reason. So yeah....

There's so much stuff to watch and I want to make sure I watch or read something that is worthwhile. That I will enjoy.
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Exp315 wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 12:34 pm
Probably - until like China they take the next step of banning VPNs.
don't think Rogers or Bell knows how to create a state of the art level National Firewall like China has.
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Lets hope they don't deploy bots to handle finding sites to block.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150 ... racy.shtml
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