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Web broadcasting needs regulation, say Quebec content producers and distributors

News | 04/19/2002 4:00 am EDT

A coalition of associations representing Quebec artists, producers, and distributors received an overwhelmingly supportive response to its call for greater regulation of Internet radio and TV broadcasting at an April 16 hearing of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa. Committee chair Clifford Lincoln and the other members were generally amenable to proposals to make ISPs responsible for supporting Canadian content and fighting piracy. The members also seemed receptive to calls that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) re-open its 1999 new media exemption order to find ways to encourage the creation of Canadian content online.

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