Canada’s broadcasting regulator says it will not be casting its net over podcast services, but podcasts still must register in case their information becomes “needed.”

Officials from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) testified at the House of Commons heritage committee on Nov. 23 and were asked to clarify the need for podcast services making more than $10 million in revenue to register if they’re not to be regulated.

“There’s been a lot of talk of how you were purported to want to regulate podcasts,” said Liberal MP Taleeb Noormohamed. “Are you in the business of regulating podcasts? Are you collecting information on podcasts?”

CRTC chairperson Vicky Eatrides said that was not the case on both counts, but an executive also testifying said the regulator is indeed collecting “basic information.”

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