Heritage Committee creates Permanent moratorium on Internet retransmission  The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has approved amendments to Bill C-48 that would create an explicit, permanent moratorium on compulsory Internet retransmission (CNM, June 14/02). There was all-party agreement to the Canadian Alliance-sponsored amendments, which change the bill’s language to define a "new media retransmitter" according to the CRTC’s new media exemption order, and then specifically decline those companies the benefit of a compulsory licence. The bill is not expected to encounter opposition in the House of Commons when it is reported for third reading this week, possibly as early as today. Glenn O’Farrell, president and CEO of Canadian Association of Broadcasters, expressed pleasure with the committee’s action, saying Bill C-48 creates minimum conditions for entry into the broadcasting market, and restores an orderly market. Canadian NEW MEDIA will carry full details, including analysis of JumpTV.com Inc.’s options and next move, in its next issue.