A group in which Canada is a member has reportedly drafted a treaty that would require signatories to make ISPs liable for the content their subscribers transfer. A source leaked a document from ACTA would force ISPs to prove it tried to prevent copyright abuse, in order to avoid being sued by movie or music makers
Industry Minister Tony Clement decreed Friday that the CRTC was correct in not categorizing Ethernet services from incumbent telcos as essential service subject to regulation. But it asked the CRTC to re-visit the decision on fibre to the node.
Bell Canada has admitted defying regulations when it recently started throttling peer-to-peer traffic without permission, says an association representing Internet service providers trying to stop the telco's practice.
Canadian Internet providers make a vigorous rebuttal to the CRTC of Bell's defence of its new traffic-shaping policy. The providers allege Bell has all but admitted it could have sought commission approval but went ahead alone
U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has dismissed suggestions that new Europe-wide laws that require companies to store telecommunications data to help in the hunt for terrorists would impose excessive costs on industry.