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Time for new rules for new media, SOCAN tells CRTC in submission

News | 05/15/2006 4:00 am EDT

In Broadcasting Public Notice 2006-48, the CRTC called for comments on a new exemption order for mobile television services. In his submission, excerpted below, Paul Spurgeon, general counsel and VP of legal services at the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) takes the commission to task for allowing the five-year review period for the 1999 New Media Exemption Order to come and go, and asks the commission to revisit its 1999 assertion that four-fifths of Internet content is alphanumeric.

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