New Media Requires New Thinking on Cultural Policy


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Canadian creators therefore do not need guaranteed space since there is room on the Internet for everyone. Rather, they need guaranteed access – the assurance that their content can find an audience by being treated in an equal manner as any other video or cultural programming. As ISPs move toward tiered access that grants preferential treatment (such as faster speeds) to their own content or to premium content promoted by deep-pocketed interests, an equal opportunity approach to new media content would effectively bring Cancon into the Internet era by asking for nothing more than a fair shake.
New Media Requires New Thinking on Cultural Policy