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Google Praises Canada for “Keeping the Internet Awesome”

In response to Canada’s recent decision to keep a hands-off approach to distributed content over the Internet and through mobile devices, Jacob Glick, Google’s Canada Policy Counsel has highly commended the decision. In a blog post today, Glick writes:

“If you’ve ever wondered about the power and popularity of user-generated content in Canada, consider this: if all three Canadian television networks began broadcasting Canadian content 24 hours a day, seven days a week, YouTube would still have more Canadian content than those three networks combined.

... In our submission to the CRTC back in December, we argued that exempting new media from regulation is the best approach to ‘keeping the Internet awesome,’ noting that Canadians have uploaded hundreds of thousands of hours of video to YouTube. The CRTC’s decision is great news for the millions of Canadians who use the open Internet to create, distribute, and find diverse Canadian and global content.”

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