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Canadian Entertainment Ninnies Want CRTC to Regulate Canadian Content Online.

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canadiancontentsymbolToronto Star: Canadian actors made a case for new media funding at a hearing today before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

The performers helped kick off the first day of hearings on regulating online content by urging the CRTC to make Internet service providers follow the same rules as television and radio broadcasters and protect Canadian content online.

“This is a battle for the future. What we want is a place for Canadian storytellers and our stories,” said Richard Hardacre national president of ACTRA, the union representing 21,000 English-speaking artists across all media platforms. “We want to share our talents with Canadians and with global audiences. We need to get it right now. Tomorrow is too late.”

bspcommentCanada’s entertainment ninnies continue to demonstrate a complete lack of even a basic understanding of the Internet. The Internet is a READ/WRITE medium that CAN NOT be handicapped by protectionist legislation requiring some sort of Canadian content regime on Canadian ISPs. Truth is that the vast majority of content being generated by Canadian online users is by the ninnies own definition – Canadian content. So problem solved. Now go waste some more taxpayers money on such fine Canadian content like Kenny vs Spenny! Please.

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Written by mattliving

February 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm

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