If push came to shove all that would happen is Industry Canada would write Lindsay and ask for the IP address or identity of the person streaming the content. Lindsay is under no legal obligation to do so and as far as I know there is no agreement between the federal agencies requiring him to.Well. the other shoe has dropped...
I would hope that RR chooses to not "disallow such feeds" since there are no US laws being broken. Further , I hope RR can keep the identity of feed suppliers anonymous (if the suppliers have so specified) when requested by the Industry Canada folks (who so far seem to have been out to lunch on the whole scanner issue), since again, no US laws have been broken. It's too bad that the Chief focused on the medium rather than the insensitive media..
I wondered how long it would take someone to bring up the encryption non-sense.More fuel for the lets encrypt mindset. Canadian feed providers should read between the lines and heed the warnings. Continue pissing them off (legal or not) and the end will come sooner than later.
"The majority of the Panel determined that CITY-TV and CFTO-TV were not required to obtain the consent of the York Regional Police Chief to broadcast the recording of the officer’s call. That non-encrypted recording had in fact been initially received on the public airwaves and then re-broadcast on the Internet. It was therefore in the public domain and the York Regional Police Chief was not in a position to authorise (SP) or prohibit the broadcast." Emp mine.While watching Citynews tonight at 6pm, two paragraphs were read by a narrator regarding their broadcast of audio transmission by Const. Styles.
CBSC Decision*| CITY-TV & CFTO-TV re broadcasts of a police radio transmission