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Court orders Canadian ISPs to block pirate website for the first time

In a precedent-setting decision, a Federal Court judge has ordered internet service providers to block specific websites hosting copyright-infringing TV content. In a Nov. 15 decision, Judge Patrick Gleeson ordered a number of ISPs to block the websites hosting Gold TV within 15 days, the first time a...

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U.S. trade organizations upset over proposed digital tax

In a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic and foreign affairs teams, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 14 other organizations have told the American government that they are concerned about the prospect of a three-per-cent sales tax for some digital giants proposed by the Liberal Party during the...

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