1 (edited by: FM Jun. 01/21 4:17 pm)

CIRA warns against website blocking in copyright consultation

https://www.cira.ca/newsroom/state-inte … nsultation

CIRA wrote:

CIRA’s comments come on the heels of a Federal Court of Appeal ruling to uphold Canada’s first-ever court-ordered website blocking framework. While the Court’s decision did not grant ISPs the power to block websites at will, it demonstrated the Court’s position that website blocking is not a remedy of last resort, where CIRA believes that it should be. The government’s consultation offers all internet governance experts the opportunity to establish a new set of tests for when ISP-level blocking is acceptable.

While I haven't read the full statement from CIRA, I generally agree with their stance.

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2 (edited by: FM Jun. 01/21 10:45 pm)

Re: CIRA warns against website blocking in copyright consultation

All of this being said, a DNS "firewall" (in my eyes a misnomer) as they call their DNS filter, can also serve as a potential censorship infrastructure. Of course, it's not intended to serve as such, but technically it can be used to block access to specific websites.

Opinions are my own unless stated otherwise. I am not a lawyer.

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