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CRTC probes Internet regulation

MONTERAL — The Canuck broadcaster regulator is taking another look at whether it should set rules for how broadcasters operate on the Internet and other new-media platforms.

In 1999, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission ruled that all services distributing content on the Internet were exempt from regulation.

But it is re-evaluating this ruling now that so many Canadians have high-speed Internet access and there is more high-quality content available online.

“Canadians are spending more time accessing this type of content over the Internet and mobile devices,” per a CRTC statement on Wednesday.

The public hearings will begin Feb. 17 in Gatineau, Quebec, and interested parties have until Dec. 5 to submit comments.

Issues to be examined include the notion of providing incentives for broadcasters to create Canadian content in new media; the impact of new media on traditional broadcasting; and Canadians’ ability to access content on the Internet.

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Headline, Industry News

CRTC probes Internet regulation

MONTERAL — The Canuck broadcaster regulator is taking another look at whether it should set rules for how broadcasters operate on the Internet and other new-media platforms.

In 1999, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission ruled that all services distributing content on the Internet were exempt from regulation.

But it is re-evaluating this ruling now that so many Canadians have high-speed Internet access and there is more high-quality content available online.

“Canadians are spending more time accessing this type of content over the Internet and mobile devices,” per a CRTC statement on Wednesday.

The public hearings will begin Feb. 17 in Gatineau, Quebec, and interested parties have until Dec. 5 to submit comments.

Issues to be examined include the notion of providing incentives for broadcasters to create Canadian content in new media; the impact of new media on traditional broadcasting; and Canadians’ ability to access content on the Internet.

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Headline, Industry News

CRTC probes Internet regulation

MONTERAL — The Canuck broadcaster regulator is taking another look at whether it should set rules for how broadcasters operate on the Internet and other new-media platforms.

In 1999, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission ruled that all services distributing content on the Internet were exempt from regulation.

But it is re-evaluating this ruling now that so many Canadians have high-speed Internet access and there is more high-quality content available online.

“Canadians are spending more time accessing this type of content over the Internet and mobile devices,” per a CRTC statement on Wednesday.

The public hearings will begin Feb. 17 in Gatineau, Quebec, and interested parties have until Dec. 5 to submit comments.

Issues to be examined include the notion of providing incentives for broadcasters to create Canadian content in new media; the impact of new media on traditional broadcasting; and Canadians’ ability to access content on the Internet.

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