On October 21st, MP Peter Stoffer (NDP, Sackville-Musquodoboit Valley-Eastern Shore) re-introduced a private member's bill that would require all ISPs to be licenced by the CRTC.Read full story
The Internet Child Pornography Prevention Act, first introduced in 1998 by former MP Chris Axworthy, defines ISPs as "a person who provides a service that facilitates access to the Internet, whether or not the service is provided free or for a charge." It would include non-profits and intermediaries who provide services ancillary to necessary access, such as caching, or those which facilitate access to the substance on the Internet, rather than the infrastructure, such as web hosting.
Matthew Skala has provided many links to the issue of ISP Licensing
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