Monday, February 16, 2009

CRTC Mulls Hands-Off Approach To Internet, Cellphones

From CTV:

MONTREAL — Canadians are watching more and more videos and TV shows that aren't required to have home-grown content via their computers and cellphones, but after a decade of explosive Internet growth the CRTC will review its hands-off approach to the medium.

The federal broadcast regulator will begin hearings on Tuesday in Gatineau, Que., to review its policy of allowing broadcasting content to be unregulated on the Internet and cellphones.

Predictably, there are those who want rules to ensure Canadian content on the Internet and there are others who believe home-grown content already has a presence on the Internet without the encouragement of regulations.

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My Comment: That is what I need ... the CRTC regulating what content I can read or see .... even if that material is in another country.

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