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Supreme Court of Canada to rule on whether ISPs can be regulated under the Broadcasting Act
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • June 28 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has granted leave to appeal a Federal Court of Appeal judgment dated 7 July 2010, which held that internet service providers (ISPs) do not carry on a "broadcasting undertaking" as defined in the federal Broadcasting Act


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 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


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


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


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


New wholesale rates for ISPs implemented
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 17 2012

On 27 January 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) confirmed that the new wholesale rates for independent ISPs would be implemented starting 1 February 2012


Telecommunications firms litigate internet speed advertising claims
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • September 30 2009

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has denied a request for an injunction by Bell Canada, the largest Canadian internet service provider, but has made important comments on the merits of an underlying action relating to comparative advertising of internet speed claims


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


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