In a decision that will be applauded by those affected by online piracy, Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a novel website-blocking order, which directed various ISPs to block subscriber access to websites streaming copyrighted programming without authority. The ISPs themselves were not accused of any wrongdoing, but were directed to prohibit access to the websites operated by the so-called pirate services. This approved approach provides copyright owners with a new strategy for addressing online infringement via IPTV services, particularly where it's difficult or even impossible to locate those operating these services.   

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