'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: Alex Trebek as Himself, John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin

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CHEERS -- 'What is... Cliff Clavin?' Episode 14

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TO TELL THE TRUTH

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CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2

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HIGH ROLLERS

Pictured: Host Alex Trebek, dice girl Ruta Lee

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HIGH ROLLERS

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CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2

Pictured: Host Alex Trebek

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HIGH ROLLERS

Pictured: Host Alex Trebek

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CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2

Pictured: Co-host Marjorie Goodson, host Alex Trebek

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Canadian American television star Alex Trebek has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984.

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Host of 'Jeopardy!' Alex Trebek attends a press conference to discuss the upcoming Man V. Machine 'Jeopardy!' competition at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center on January 13, 2011 in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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Alex Trebek hosts the 2012 National Geographic Bee Championship Round at the National Geographic Society on May 24, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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"BIG FAN" 

 Three football buffs step up to challenge Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, and special guest Alex Trebek stops by to give host Andy Richter a few pointers.

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Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Alex Trebek attends the ''SNL 40th Anniversary Special' at Rockfeller Plaza in New York City. 

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TV game show host Alex Trebek is interviewed at the 'Jeopardy!' Hall of Fame Sony Pictures Studios tour ribbon cutting ceremony at Sony Pictures Studios on September 20, 2011 in Culver City, California.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek attends the 2016 USO Gala on October 20, 2016 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
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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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