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CRTC seeks power to levy higher penalties
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • February 9 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has advocated in a published licence renewal decision that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act (the Act), the statute that grants the CRTC its powers, should be amended in order to enable the CRTC to impose tougher punishments on companies that breach the Broadcasting Act, the Telecommunications Act and their related regulations


CRTC launches fact-finding initiative on OTT programming
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • July 26 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has called for submissions on the impact of over-the-top services on the Canadian broadcasting system


Supreme Court of Canada rules hyperlinks do not constitute defamatory statements
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • January 12 2012

On 19 October 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada (the SCC) unanimously ruled that posting hyperlinks that included defamatory content on websites was not in itself defamatory


Supreme Court holds that ISPs are not broadcasters
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 5 2012

On 16 January 2012, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that retail internet service providers (ISPs) are not subject to the federal Broadcasting Act as a result of providing consumers with access to broadcasting over the internet


Canadian government appoints interim CRTC Chairman
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 12 2012

On 25 January 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that Leonard Katz, who previously served as Vice-Chairman of Telecommunications at the CRTC since October 2007, had been appointed CRTC's Acting Chairman


Canadian appeals court rules internet service providers are not broadcasters
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • September 6 2010

The Federal Court of Appeal (Court) has confirmed that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not broadcasters


CRTC introduces a new framework for vertical integration
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 25 2011

On 21 September 2011, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) introduced a new regulatory policy addressing vertical integration in the broadcasting industry


CRTC announces review of earlier decisions relating to usage-based billing for wholesale internet services
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • March 22 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced a comprehensive review of its recent decisions that would have permitted large internet distributors to adopt usage-based billing for wholesale customers (typically small internet service providers or ISPs) where such providers' residential users exceeded bandwidth caps, as determined by the distributors who generally own or operate the network infrastructure


Competition Bureau will not block merger between telecommunications company and broadcaster
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • March 29 2011

After completing its review of the proposed merger between one of Canada's largest telecommunications company and one of the largest national private broadcaster, the Canadian Competition Bureau issued a statement that, at the current time, it does not plan to challenge the transaction by making an application to the Competition Tribunal to prevent closing


Telecommunications regulator imposes moratorium on exclusivity programming agreements for mobile and broadband rights
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 26 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it has imposed a moratorium against a large communications company, prohibiting it from entering into new exclusive programming agreements for mobile and broadband rights to television programming from its conventional and specialty channels