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Federal government may introduce legislation on Internet broadcasting

News | 01/24/2001 5:00 am EST

The federal government is circulating draft proposals for dealing with the contentious issue of re-transmitting local TV signals over the Internet, and if industry consensus can be reached, a bill to legitimize the practice may be introduced in Parliament this spring. The move by both Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada to get involved in this issue comes as JumpTV faces a new legal glitch in its attempt to launch a cable TV-like service over the Internet.

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