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Canadian deadline for transition to digital television signals
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • August 17 2010

On 14 June 2010, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a reminder to Canadian broadcasters of the 31 August 2011 deadline to switch from analog to digital television signals and warned broadcasters that this deadline will not be extended


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


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


Canada revises community television policy
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 9 2010

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued an updated policy requiring cable undertakings to ensure that at least half of the programming on their community access channels is created by community members, meaning that the original idea for a program must come from members of the community, who must also be involved in some aspect of the production, whether in front or behind the camera


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


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


US government crackdown targets Canadian online gaming company
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada, USA
  • May 3 2012

On 28 February 2012, prosecutors in Maryland charged four Canadian founders of an online gaming website (the Company) with running an illegal sports gambling business and conspiring to commit money laundering


Canadian government to auction more wireless spectrum
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • December 7 2010

The Canadian Federal Government has announced that it will auction two blocks of radio frequency spectrum at 2500 Mhz and at 700 Mhz, the latter of which consists of spectrum that will be freed up when Canada moves from analogue to digital television distribution in August 2011


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


Canadian conversion to digital television
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • June 15 2010

On 17 April 2010, the Canadian Minister of Industry, Tony Clement, stated that the Federal Government expects broadcasters to adhere to the Government's schedule of transitioning from analog to digital television, despite warnings from television networks and consumer advocates that Canada is not ready