Competition lives here

CBC Music launched its digital music download service in the last few weeks.

I can’t help but notice the similarity in the branding of the campaign launch to Google Plus’ offering:

Why is CBC competing with private industry in sectors which are clearly emergent and profitable for businesses and corporations? Why is the government investing in taking up market share from innovators and entrepreneurs?

Update: A reader points out that CBC is redirecting music purchasers to BBC and iTunes. So, CBC is staffing a music portal to help the private sector?