Shaw argues in favour of internet service providers blocking copyright-infringing sites

The Canadian telecom provided this opinion in a document to the CRTC


  • Zaptor99

    And this is how Shaw/Freedom starts to become one of the 4 evil telecom companies

    • Captain H. Morgan

      I guess there is no such thing as “freedom” except the name. LOL

    • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Nope. Shaw is and always has been the Robellus of the west. Citizens of Ontario (most of the commenters here), are only waking up to it now. Although, I don’t agree with pirating.

  • Jay

    You were supposed to destroy the Robellus not join them!

    • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Nope, never. Shaw is and always has been the Robellus of the west. Although, I don’t agree with pirating.

    • Jay

      Ah I see… I just moved here last year so I didn’t know. I did think Freedom/Wind was supposed to be a market disruptor though.

    • fmradio68

      And Quebecor is the french mini Rogers.

  • Jason

    And how can we fight this?

    • Rony

      change provider, i guess.

    • Jason

      But they all support blocking websites

    • XY

      where’s teksavvy’s stance on this?

    • NOHoldsBar

      Get a logless vpn is the only current option

  • Marshall Davidson

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again for those of us that lived in B.C. or Alberta we already know that Shaw is just as much a scumbag outfit as Robellus and any notion otherwise was just wishful thinking. Many of the commenters on this forum are from Ontario or Quebec it seems so there is a naivete in believing this company was/is any better than the rest. They aren’t.

    • fmradio68

      You forget Quebecor, The telecoms that provide internet, Are BDUs, own content and OTA and specialty channels. Shaw being for this is no surprise. Its Bell, Rogers, Shaw and Quececor that have the most to lose.

  • Ricky Duhamel

    there alway a way and shaw is in Ontario too V Media, T.V. Frog and Tec Savvy D.S.L

  • Ricky Bobby

    This really shouldn’t be surprising since Shaw was a big supporter of usage based billing – which was heavily advocated by Bell

  • Shtuga

    Thanks to our provincial governments for allowing all these money grabbing companies to buy out all the small players

  • Robin Persaud

    This is dangerously close to having the Government regulate what we can see or do on the Internet.

    While well-intentioned, allowing Internet Service Providers to block content will take us down a VERY DARK path.

    • John Lofwire

      Hopefully mr Selfie will enforce net neutrality.

  • Sledge

    Piracy numbers are actually down and suddenly the big telecom needs to be able to block sites without court oversight. Good thing they would never lie and use this inappropriately.

  • Andrew J. Hutton

    How about dealing with spam first. At least that is an impossible problem that your customers care about.

  • Moorb Johnson

    What other laws will they be the lawmakers, police, judge, jury and penal system of?

    Why can’t they report the sites they “allege” to be infringing copyright to the appropriate authorities and have them use our legal system effectively to handle it?

    What if Shaw gets it wrong and a tax paying citizen loses money? Does that person have to hire a lawyer and pay for legal fees against a multi billion dollar company?

    F Shaw