Telecommunications Act of 1993, Canada

Telecommunications is the use of electronic communication in space and time and implies that messages are being sent and received. The acts of communication include the use of devices such as telephones, computers, cable and satellite televisions, and radio, among others. In the Canadian Telecommunications Act of 1993, telecommunications is defined as “the emission, transmission or reception of intelligence by any wire, cable, radio, optical or other electromagnetic system, or by any similar technical system” (S.C. 1993, c.38, 2014, 2.1). Intelligence, in this case, means information such as data or text, media including radio broadcasts, podcasts, video, and sound including voice and music. This entry provides an overview of Canada’s Telecommunications Act of 1993, including its history, its principal provisions, the relationship between telecommunications and ...

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