CRTC, Get Your Damn Hands Off My Web
Canadian Thinker is calling it "scary stuff". I think that's an understatement. The CRTC has reversed it's 1999 promise to stay out of the realm of cyber space and is now looking at limiting Canadians' access to online broadcasters and Internet-based radio stations. It may also see a levy charged to Internet service providers to pay for the creation of more Canadian content online and they're looking at the practice of "traffic shaping" by ISPs in this country.
Net neutrality is important and our right to view content regardless of country of origin via this medium is now threatened. As Canadian Thinker said:
The CRTC has enough trouble handling what's on it plate already, without wading into the murky waters of cyber space.
As it stands, the CRTC is nothing more than a lackey for the major broadcasting companies in Canada, I'm sure Canadian internet providers would like to have their competition squashed as well.
Before it's too late, let's tell the CRTC that CanCon has no place on the world wide web.
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