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Regulating OTT could set ‘dangerous precedent’: Google

Media | 09/08/2014 9:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — A move by the CRTC to regulate over-the-top (OTT) video platforms could set a precedent for regulators in other countries, a Google Inc. lawyer told the commission on the first day of its two-week Let’s Talk TV hearing on the future of television services in Canada. “The extension of conventional broadcasting regulation to online platforms would certainly be a significant impediment to the development of the platforms,” Google Canada counsel Jason Kee told the commission. “The actions of the Canadian broadcast regulators would have that impact...