Description: In a move that can have strong implications for the internet media in Canada, Netflix refused to hand over information that the company considers sensitive – like the number of subscribers Netflix has in Canada, and how much money it earns from them – to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Date: September 23, 2014
Video Link: http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/9/23/How-Netflix-and-Canadas-broadcast-regulator-arrived-at-a-deadlock.aspx
Questions for Discussion:
- What is the role of government in regulating internet companies in Canada?
- Discuss the arguments put forth by Netflix and CTRC?
- Whose arguments do you side with and why?