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

'Jeopardy' Contestant Pranks Alex Trebek
'Jeopardy' Contestant Pranks Alex Trebek

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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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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