The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is required by mandate to make its programming “available throughout Canada by the most appropriate and efficient means.” Using BitTorrent allows the CBC to meet this target. However, when they experimented with this technology last year, many users were blocked by their ISP due to BitTorrent’s association with piracy.
The Glosnost Results show that at least 10 Canadian ISPs block BitTorrent outright. Canadian ISPs are also starting use traffic-shaping techniques to throttle-down the speed of all BitTorrent traffic.
Discrimination ain’t nice in meat-space, and it ain’t nice on the net. If you love the internet, read up on Network Neutrality. Non-discriminatory treatment of network-traffic is essential for an open and participatory internet.