Proposed Administrative Site-Blocking System for Copyright Infringement

Document type
Proposed Law

A coalition called FairPlay Canada, largely representing an array of content and media interests, has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Monday proposing a new site-blocking system. Under the proposal, the CRTC would create an independent agency to "identify websites blatantly engaged in content theft" and require ISPs to block Canadian users from reaching them. 

The proposal itself is here, Michael Geist has blogged extensively in opposition, including this post. The CRTC is accepting interventions until March 29, 2018.

Topic, claim, or defense
Document type
Proposed Law
Issuing entity
Private Sector
Type of service provider
Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
Issues addressed
Trigger for OSP obligations
Procedural Protections for Users and Publishers
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Type of liability
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Weakens Immunity
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Administrative Request