The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has filed its latest submission to the US government on countries it believes has a problem with piracy. Canada is high on its list this year. “Even after the shuttering of Isohunt, Canada is still the home to some of the world’s most popular Internet sites dedicated to piracy, including and, which garnered rankings of third and second place, respectively, on one of the most widely accessed listings of the world’s most popular illicit BitTorrent sites,” claims the report. “It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Canada remains a magnet for sites whose well-understood raison d’être is to facilitate and enable massive unauthorised downloading of pirated versions of feature films, TV shows, recorded music, entertainment software, and other copyright materials.” It goes on to suggest that these sites are encouraging Canadians to exhibit a “formidable propensity to patronise illegal online sources of copyright material”.

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