reply to fifty nine
Re: The CRTC I agree but what is the alternative? Have major broadcasters be in control of all the content? Creation of a web licencing system?
With the number of choices going from 3 in the 1950's (Over the air) to up to 300 in the 2000's (modern cable) the next step is going to an infinite source of broadcasters (IP delivery).
Any other system falls apart if you really step back from the problem.
We further suplemented the analysis by saying that only content that got used got the funding, so you don't get any cash until the product is a success (or at least only a small fraction).
I could not see any other way to keep the Canadian Content sytem alive. (not that I really care about it anyway)