An anonymous reader writes Yesterday's report
on the regulatory battle between Netflix and Canada's broadcast
regulator has now grown as Google has jumped into the fight. Faced
with similar demands from the CRTC, Google has refused to provide it
with requested information, arguing
that it is not part of the Canadian broadcast system and not subject
to CRTC regulation. "The Google position is notable because it is presumably not based on the question of presence within Canada, since Google maintains a significant Canadian presence. Rather, the core challenge will likely focus on whether a service such as Youtube (which once went by the slogan “Broadcast Yourself”) can properly be characterized as broadcasting for the purposes of current Canadian law."