CRTC Decisions

Re: CRTC Decisions

Postby deja vu on Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:54 am

Another grey area, but this time the Government is also working on it. Hopefully between the two they get it right. Everything comes with a hefty price
here, so some will be keeping a close eye on this and hope for once the price is right and not anohter cash grab.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/strea ... -1.4003319

With its covert Russian operatives, frustrated American intelligence agents and web of spy intrigue, there isn't a more poignant piece of popular entertainment currently airing than The Americans.

Set in the Cold War 1980s, the television drama kicks off its fifth season March 7 following the exploits of two Soviet spies living undercover in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The hit series has won numerous awards for its portrayal of the tense political and social landscape — one with striking parallels to modern-day America.

For Canadian viewers, there's just one problem: The Americans can't be found on any legal streaming service here.


The timing could indeed be right. Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is currently engaged in a sweeping review of Canada's cultural and broadcasting framework and has said "everything's on the table." A federal review of the Copyright Act is also due this year.

Under a use-it-or-lose-it rule, streaming rights would revert back to producers/owners if the licensing party failed to exploit them within a specified period of time after acquisition. Rights owners would then be free to re-license their content to another streaming service.
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Re: CRTC Decisions

Postby rocks on Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:17 am

Bell is at it again, and never seems to learn from the past. This time round it' the "unlock the phones" for free they are trying to skirt around. While the others seem to have gotten the message and followed the ruling and no nonsense, Bell decided to be idiots and got caught.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bell-te ... -1.4517373

Bell has expanded its unlocking policy so that anyone with a cellphone locked to its network can get the device unlocked for free — as long as it's not associated with a fraudulent or delinquent account.

Previously, Bell only offered free unlocking for current and former customers in response to new regulations banning unlocking fees. The telecom's original policy sparked criticism because it excluded anyone who never signed up with Bell, but had acquired a second-hand phone that happened to be locked to its network.
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