Regulating Internet broadcasting would be too serious a step to take at this stage, Eva Cheng said. 'It hasn't reached the stage where all households turn to Internet broadcasting every evening. 'It will be too risky and premature to enact a law in anticipation of something yet to fully develop,' Ms Cheng said. Democrat Sin Chung-kai warned that Hong Kong would lose its competitiveness once it sought to regulate Web broadcasting. But Ronald Arculli of the Liberal Party believed officials would soon need to address the new trend, which is exempt from the Broadcasting Bill. Ms Cheng said: 'We are open-minded. But we think it should be exempt unless and until its pervasiveness has become closer to broadcasting and the question of effective enforcement can be resolved.'