Globe and Mail: Anti-piracy group urges CRTC to create website-blocking system

A broad coalition, including Canada's biggest communications and media companies, a swath of creative and production organizations and unions, movie theatres and the CBC, is calling on the federal telecom regulator to create a website-blocking system to address online piracy.

The coalition, which calls itself FairPlay Canada, filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Monday after months of discussion and organization. It proposes that the CRTC establish an independent agency to "identify websites blatantly engaged in content theft" and subsequently require internet service providers (ISPs) to block subscribers' access to those sites.

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