March 9, 2015 1:13 pm
Updated: March 9, 2015 1:17 pm

Quebec court orders Bell ExpressVu to pay Québecor $137 million

Quebec court of appeal said the Bell satellite TV division harmed competitors such as Vidéotron by deliberately neglecting to implement appropriate security systems to prevent piracy.

Nathalie Madore/Canadian Press
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MONTREAL — The Quebec Court of Appeal has ordered Bell ExpressVu to pay $137 million, including interest, to Québecor subsidiaries Vidéotron and TVA for failing to prevent the piracy of its satellite signal between 2002 and 2005.

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The unanimous ruling by Quebec’s highest court upheld a lower court decision that said the Bell satellite TV division harmed competitors such as Vidéotron by deliberately neglecting to implement appropriate security systems to prevent piracy.

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