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What if the CBC Really Put Everything Up for Review?

The future of broadcasting has emerged as a hot issue with Canada’s broadcast regulator effectively putting everything up for grabs as part of its comprehensive TalkTV review of broadcasting regulation. Acknowledging the dramatic shift in the way Canadians access and interact with broadcasting, reforms to seemingly untouchable policies such as simultaneous substitution, genre protection, and over-the-air broadcasting are all on the table.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has effectively acknowledged that the world has changed and policies based on a different landscape merit a review. In the current market, scarcity has given way to abundance and broadcasters have ceded considerable control to consumers’ demands to watch what they want, when they want.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that Canada’s public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is undergoing a similar review. If recent comments from its president Hubert Lacroix are any indication, however, there is no willingness to radically rethink its future. In a speech earlier this month to the Canadian Club of Montreal, Lacroix devoted much of his time to lamenting the budgetary challenges faced by CBC with unfavourable comparisons to support for public broadcasting in other countries.  

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May 27, 2014 15 comments Columns

What if the CBC Really Put Everything Up for Review?

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 24, 2014 as What if the CBC Really Put Everything Up for Review The future of broadcasting has emerged as a hot issue with Canada’s broadcast regulator effectively putting everything up for grabs as part of its comprehensive TalkTV review of broadcasting regulation. […]

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May 26, 2014 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Government To Review Apple’s iBookstore Investment

The Governor-in-Council has ordered an Investment Canada Act section 15 review of Apple Canada’s iBookstore. The review of the cultural investment may help explain the delay in the full launch of Apple online bookstore for the iPad.

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September 7, 2010 5 comments Must Reads

Lessons in AstroTurf: Balanced Copyright for Canada

VKI Studios, a B.C. based Internet marketing firm, reviews CRIA's Balanced Copyright for Canada site, highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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July 12, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

EU To Conduct Full Review of Copyright Directive

News from Europe this morning that the EU is planning a full review of its copyright directive.  The review was to have focused on implementation in member states but now will be a broader evaluation of the directive itself.  In further good news, Professor Bernt Hugenholtz will lead the review.  […]

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March 21, 2006 Comments are Disabled News