For the first time in North America, a coalition of Canadian companies is calling for regulators to establish a piracy site blocking program. The coalition called "Fairplay Canada" consists of members including Bell, Cineplex, Directors Guild of Canada, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Movie Theatre Association of Canada, and Rogers Media. The coalition calls for a block list to be maintained by a not yet established non-profit called “Independent Piracy Review Agency.” I'm truly not a fan of censorship like this. In my opinion this is overreaching, and goes too far. And this just a day after research showed that piracy actually helps music sales. “Bell is pleased to work with our partners across the industry and the CRTC on this important step in ensuring the long-term viability of the Canadian creative sector,” says Randy Lennox, President of Bell Media. “Digital rights holders need up-to-date tools to combat piracy where it’s happening, on the Internet, and the process proposed by the coalition will provide just that, fairly, openly and effectively,” he adds.