Post Tagged with: "canadian heritage"

Consultation Lays Bare Divide Over Future of Canadian Book Industry

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 24, 2010 as Laying Bare the Divide of Future of Book Industry Late this summer, as thousands of Canadians were playing with their coveted new Apple iPads, the government quietly disclosed that it was conducting a regulatory review of Apple and its entry […]

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October 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Broadcast Vertical Integration Facing Two Rounds of Studies

Concerns over broadcast vertical integration in Canada will be the subject of two proceedings.  The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has voted to conduct hearings later this year, while the CRTC will hold a public proceeding on the issue in May 2011.

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October 25, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Digital TV Transition Could Lead to New Digital Divide

In just over one year, Canada is scheduled to complete the digital television transition, as stations switch from analog to digital broadcasts. While cable and satellite subscribers will not notice the change, over one million Canadians that rely on over-the-air signals will be affected.  Despite the experience in other countries that left many consumers without digital converter boxes staring at blank screens, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) argues the Canadian government seems content to leave the switch to the private sector, implausibly claiming “industry-led solutions will ensure a smooth transition for consumers.”

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July 29, 2010 17 comments Columns

Digital TV Transition Could Lead to New Digital Divide

digtvcolumn Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 26, 2010 as Digital TV Transition Could Lead to New Divide In just over one year, Canada is scheduled to complete the digital television transition, as stations switch from analog to digital broadcasts. While cable and satellite subscribers will not notice the […]

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July 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Government Launches Consultation on Foreign Ownership in Book Publishing and Distribution

The government has launched a new public consultation that opens the door to changes to the foreign investment restrictions in the book publishing, distribution, and retail sectors.

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July 21, 2010 1 comment Must Reads