On February 17, hearings that could well decide the future of Internet broadcasting in Canada will begin in a small room across the river from the Parliament buildings in Gatineau, Quebec.
As I write this, a carpet of jubilant Americans fresh from the inauguration of Barack Obama. In living rooms, huts and shops around the world, millions more share the moment.
The amalgamation of social media produces a living, breathing, interlinked media ecosystem. The question in my mind is, will this ecosystem defend itself when the open Internet is threatened?