Saturday, February 13, 2010

Italy Clamps Down with Control over Online Videos

Italy Plans To Extend TV Rules To Web Videos
Italy's government is forging ahead with plans to extend television-broadcasting regulations to Web sites that host videos, marking one of the most sweeping attempts by a Western government to tighten control over the use of video on the Internet. The draft decree, expected to take effect early this month, would force sites such as YouTube to operate more like traditional TV broadcasters within Italian borders. [WSJ]

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