From press@cilb.com Wed Mar 26 10:58:01 1997
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 11:06:00 -0500
To: (Recipient list suppressed)
From: Canadian Internet Licensing Board 
Subject: Canadian Internet Licensing Board issues first call for license applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CANADIAN INTERNET LICENSING BOARD ISSUES FIRST CALL FOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS

Toronto, Ontario (March 26, 1997) - The Canadian Internet Licensing Board
(CILB) has issued its first call for license applications. The deadline to
apply for a license to operate a Canadian Web site is June 30, 1997. The
official application form can be obtained from the Canadian Internet
Licensing Board Web site located at .

"We expect to receive thousands of license applications," comments Harold
Oser, Director of the CILB, "so I'd like to encourage Canadian Webmasters
not to wait until the last minute to submit their applications."

The Canadian Internet Licensing Board (CILB) is a special operating agency
authorized to process and issue English Language Canadian Web Site Licenses
under Canada's new Information Highway Act. Under this Act, all Canadian Web
Sites must apply for a license to operate by June 30th, 1997. Applications
will be reviewed and licenses will be issued by the CILB on a first-come,
first-served basis, and only to Canadian Web sites that meet the Information
Highway Act's Canadian Web Site Guidelines. These guidelines are designed to
ensure that Canadian Web sites adhere to Canadian Content regulations
similar to those already in place for Canadian books, motion pictures,
television productions, and other audiovisual productions.

Additional information about the Information Highway Act and Canadian Web
Site Licensing can be found at the Canadian Internet Licensing Board Web
site located at .

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For more information, please contact:  

Harold Oser, Director
Canadian Internet Licensing Board
E-mail: press@cilb.com
Web site: http://www.cilb.com

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