“Netflix tax” will not happen, says Canada’s broadcast regulator

While the CRTC, which is akin to America’s FCC, initially tried to use the process to pull companies like Netflix and Google into its regulatory net, it appears to have given up for now. “Regulating Netflix is the least of our worries,” CRTC Chairman Pierre Blais told Montreal news site La Presse. […] The CRTC appears to be sidestepping a fight it can’t win. While many will be pleased with this outcome, it will also anger Canada’s cultural elite as well as the country’s media giants, which have complained it’s unfair they must pay fees that U.S. internet companies do not. – Jeff John Roberts,Gigaom 
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