Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Asian Television Network International Limited for FairPlay Coalition

Ottawa, 13 April 2018

Our reference: 8663-A182-201800467

BY E-MAIL

Dr. Shan Chandrasekar
Asian Television Network International Limited for FairPlay Coalition
atn@asiantelevision.com

Re: Application to disable on-line access to piracy websites – Procedural Request

On 29 January 2018, Asian Television Network International Limited filed an application on behalf of itself and a number of other persons (collectively, FairPlay Coalition) seeking the establishment of a regime that would serve to identify websites and services that are “blatantly, overwhelmingly, or structurally engaged” in copyright piracy and result in a requirement on Internet Service Providers to block access to such identified sites and services.

On 15 February 2018, Commission staff issued a letter amending the timelines otherwise applicable to the proceeding initiated by the above-referenced application to allow for the filing of interventions by 29 March 2018 and reply comments by 23 April 2018.

On 5 April 2018, the FairPlay Coalition submitted a procedural request asking for an extension to the deadline for the filing of reply comments.  Specifically, the FairPlay Coalition requested that the 23 April 2018 deadline be extended to 14 May 2018.  The FairPlay Coalition raised a number of arguments in support of its request.  No responses to this procedural request were received.

Having regard to the volume of interventions received in response to the above-referenced FairPlay Coalition application, the resources required to process and respond to these interventions and the absence of prejudice to other parties should the request be granted, the requested extension is reasonable.  As such, the FairPlay Coalition may file reply comments received in response to its application by no later than 14 May 2018.

As indicated in the above-mentioned 15 February 2018 letter, the Commission will determine at a later time whether further process is warranted and, if so, in what form.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Crystal Hulley-Craig
Senior Legal Counsel

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