‘Slippery slope’: Opposition mounts to Canadian media’s plan to block piracy websites

Opposition is mounting to a media coalition’s plan to block Canadians from accessing piracy websites.

Many people fear that the plan — backed by big players such as Bell, Rogers, and CBC — could lead to rampant internet censorship.

“It starts with ‘blocking piracy’ and ends with corporations blocking information that opposes their goals and viewpoints,” wrote Thomas Herr from Barrie, Ont., in a submission to the CRTC on the issue.

He’s one of more than 5,000 Canadians who has submitted an opinion on the piracy site blocking plan to the CRTC after the broadcast regulator invited comments.

Many submissions express deep concern about the proposal.

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