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Committee calls proposed Internet video rules 'misguided'

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2007 8:37 User comments (5)

Committee calls proposed Internet video rules 'misguided' According to a House of Lord committee in the UK, EU proposals to make Internet video broadcasters subject to the same rules as traditional broadcasters are "seriously misguided". The committee warned that the proposals would damage the new media industry by pushing broadcasters out of the EU. The committee discussed the planned updated to the 1989 TV without Frontier directive.
The Audiovisual Media Services Directive would reflect changes in broadcasting in recent years and would further increase regulation of Internet video content and create a more "level playing field" between traditional TV-based and online broadcasters.

"We believe that this attempt was seriously misguided and any future efforts to do the same would be in grave error." said Committee chairman Lord Freeman. "Such an attempt risks damaging the new media industry, which is a vibrant and important sector of the UK's economy." The committee said it is not the task of regulation to protect established broadcasters from new competition using a different model.

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5 user comments

15.2.2007 15:27

This is all abit goobly goo for my liking.

26.2.2007 8:10

At least they made the right decission, too often big money controls the market and they have ruled for competition, way to go...

36.2.2007 9:04

Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
At least they made the right decission, too often big money controls the market and they have ruled for competition, way to go...
they aint called the media mafia for nothing.

49.2.2007 20:29

Ooooh, look! A new, better way to transmit video, and reach your target audience. LET'S CRIPPLE IT!!!

510.2.2007 4:58

I'm just scratching my head.

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