Canadian broadcasting community seeks greater regulation of (non-Broadcast) new media.

Michael Geist's weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses on the growing push from the Canadian broadcasting community to revisit the CRTC's 1999 New Media decision, in which Canada's broadcasting regulator took a hands-off approach to the Internet. The support for greater regulation is often couched in Canadian content terms, but he argues that the current changes have the potential to dramatically alter Canadian content production from one mandated by government regulation to one mandated by market survival.