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The argument for Canada’s controversial website-blocking proposal

Michael Loney, New York


A coalition of Canadian companies has proposed a regime to block egregious copyright infringing websites. McCarthy Tétrault’s Barry Sookman voiced support for the proposal at the Fordham IP Conference while pointing to the recent experience in the UK and elsewhere

Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tétrault discussed Canada’s FairPlay website blocking plan at last week’s Fordham IP Conference in New York. “In Canada this has become an extremely controversial issue,” reported Sookman.

A coalition of Canadian companies called FairPlay...


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