因為被濫用的關係，加拿大決定禁止版權擁有人透過 ISP 發送版權侵害通知：「Canada Prohibits Piracy Settlement Demands in ISP Copyright Notices」。
Moving forward, rightsholders will not be allowed to send copyright infringement notices for ISPs to pass onto their customers, if they contain a direct or indirect offer to settle.
The development effectively ends Rightscorp-style business models in Canada.
Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, has now received royal assent, so there will be some big changes in the Great White North. Section 41.25 of the Copyright Act is now amended with the addition of the following;
(3) A notice of claimed infringement shall not contain:
(a) an offer to settle the claimed infringement;
(b) a request or demand, made in relation to the claimed infringement, for payment or for personal information;
(c) a reference, including by way of hyperlink, to such an offer, request or demand; and
(d) any other information that may be prescribed by regulation.