The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") has issued a call for comment on Internet retransmission of over-the-air television and radio signals by third parties inviting the public to address such issues as the potential impact of Internet retransmission on:
  • the existing regulatory framework;
  • the broadcasting system, including, viewers, subscribers, advertisers, producers and broadcasters;
  • the creation of Canadian content;
  • the protection of program rights; and
  • attainment of the policy objectives set out in the Broadcasting Act.
The CRTC further requests suggestions as to mechanism, measures, and conditions to properly address some of the impact. Comments will be accepted no later than September 6, 2002, with a final report due to be completed no later than January 17, 2003. To view the CRTC notice, visit:


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