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CAB remains opposed to compulsory licence for Internet retransmitters

News | 10/16/2002 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) has reacted in no uncertain terms to calls by several parties for a CRTC decision in favour of allowing Internet retransmitters to operate. Last month, several groups including the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA), the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP), the CBC, and Bell Canada made cases for either creating a new exemption order that would allow companies such as JumpTV.com Canada Inc. to retransmit over-the-air broadcast signals via the web, or to create a licensing regime for the same purpose (CNM, Oct. 3/02).

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