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Finnish govt report proposes changes to media regulation

Monday 7 December 2015 | 13:38 CET | News
A government-appointed commission in Finland has proposed changes to media regulation in order to treat digital and physical media the same. In order to achieve technologically neutral competition, the working group proposes the dismantling of device-specific marketing regulations and the application of the same value-added tax to digital and physical media. The working group also recommended eliminating the supervision fee charged by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority on TV and radio providers, as actors providing online programming are not charged the regulatory fees. Changes

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