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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


CRTC rules on signal compensation regime for Canadian broadcasters
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • May 10 2010

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued a decision adopting in principle a new signal compensation regime in which private local Canadian broadcasters may elect to enter into negotiations with Canadian distributors to establish compensation for over-the-air signals


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 rules on application to reduce Canadian content
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • December 14 2010

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) denied two applications by a Canadian broadcaster to reduce the percentage of Canadian content it broadcasts on television to 55, which is 5 less than the current 60 minimum required by the Television Broadcasting Regulations


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


Federal Court of Appeal rules that CRTC has authority to permit broadcasters to charge cable companies a fee for local television signals
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • May 4 2011

The Federal Court of Appeal of Canada has ruled that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is permitted to establish a so-called "Value for Signal" (VFS) regime whereby broadcasters may negotiate a fee with cable and satellite companies for the right to carry local signals (i.e., local stations) in their packaged television offerings


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


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


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