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News | 04/30/2004 4:00 am EDT

The article "Little action seen on new media exemption order as expiration date nears" in the April 16 issue of Canadian NEW MEDIA may have unintentionally left an impression with some readers that the 1999 New Media Exemption Order would expire this year. Exemption orders do not expire, but CRTC policy is to review them every five years. A CRTC spokesperson tells CNM that there are currently no plans to review the order. In the absence of a review, the provisions of the exemption order will not cease to be in force. When the order reaches the five-year mark in December, even if there is no review, new media undertakings will continue to operate without regulation. We regret any confusion we may have caused.

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