'Jeopardy!' no longer takes Canadian contestants - But you're cool, Alex Trebek

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Of all the things for the Internet to be outraged about today, we couldn't have guessed this Answer with a million Questions and a quick buzzer-thumb.

An apparently recent rule preventing Canadians from appearing on hit game show "Jeopardy!" has been making the rounds Monday morning -- and making waves across the web.

"At this time we are precluded from accepting registration information from Canadian residents," a statement on the show's FAQ page states. "We are currently evaluating this matter."

Alex Trebek through the years:

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'Jeopardy!' no longer takes Canadian contestants - But you're cool, Alex Trebek
CHEERS -- 'What is... Cliff Clavin?' Episode 14 -- Air Date 01/18/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Trebek as Himself, John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin-- Photo by: Kim Gottlieb-Walker/NBCU Photo Bank
CHEERS -- 'What is... Cliff Clavin?' Episode 14 --Pictured: (l-r) John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin, Alex Trebek as Himself-- Photo by: Kim Gottlieb-Walker/NBCU Photo Bank
TO TELL THE TRUTH -- Pictured: Host Alex Trebek (Photo by Joey Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Co-host Marjorie Goodson, host Alex Trebek (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HIGH ROLLERS -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Alex Trebek, dice girl Ruta Lee (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HIGH ROLLERS -- Pictured: Host Alex Trebek (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Host Alex Trebek (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HIGH ROLLERS -- Pictured: Host Alex Trebek (Photo by Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Co-host Marjorie Goodson, host Alex Trebek (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 17, 2012: Canadian American television star Alex Trebek has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Alex Trebek, host of the "Jeopardy!" quiz show, speaks to an audience of primarily media about an upcoming "Jeopardy!" show featuring an IBM computer called "Watson" in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. It's the size of 10 refrigerators, and it swallows encyclopedias whole, but an IBM computer was lacking one thing it needed to battle the greatest champions from the "Jeopardy!" quiz TV show - it couldn't hit a buzzer. But that's been fixed, and on Thursday the hardware and software system named Watson played a competitive practice round against two champions. A "Jeopardy!" show featuring the computer will air in mid-February, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Game show host Alex Trebek, photographed in his Los Angeles home on August 3, 1988, has been with ?Jeopardy? for four years and ?Concentration? for one. He says his real ambition is to get into production. (AP Photo/Alan Greth)
FILE- In this Friday, April 28, 2006, file photo, Alex Trebek holds the award for outstanding game show host, for his work on "Jeopardy!" backstage at the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Sony Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Sunday, June 24, 2012, that Trebek is in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from a mild heart attack. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Emmy award-winning game show host, Alex Trebek gestures to the 400 fans on hand to watch him receive his newly-dedicated star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Monday, May 17, 1999. Trebek, who hosted the game shows "Wizard of Odds," "Concentration" and "To Tell the Truth, is celebrating his 15th year anniversary with TV's "Jeopardy!" (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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The problem appears to be with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, or CASL.

As the National Post explains it: The 2014 legislation bans "unsolicited commercial email, the installation of software without consent, deceptive online marketing, harvesting email addresses in bulk, and collecting personal details with spyware."

Here's what a "Jeopardy!" spokesperson told the publication: "As international laws governing how information is shared over the Internet are ever-changing and complex, we are currently investigating how we can accept registrations from potential Canadian contestants. The 'Jeopardy!' Adult, Teen, and College tests have already taken place this year, and we are making every effort to find a solution before the next round of testing is available."

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TheWrap's initial attempts to reach Sony Television and "Jeopardy!" for comment were not immediately returned.

In the ultimate of ironies, "Jeopardy's" iconic host, Alex Trebek, is from Greater Sudbury, Canada.

Read more about the show's test and eligibility requirements here -- just, not you, Canadians. Maybe next year.

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