A Tale of Two Sectors (and One Disruptive Technology)

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines this week’s Canadian hearings into VoIP regulation. The column contrasts the approach of the content industries to peer-to-peer with that of the telecommunications sector noting that one perceives P2P as the worst of times, while the other sees no other alternative than to treat it as the best of times. The columns calls on Canada’s regulators to craft a VoIP policy that maximizes consumer choice and marketplace competition while preserving the social goals that serve as the bedrock of Canadian telecommunications policy.
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