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Intellectual Property Law Expert Reacts to Canadian Digital Content Bill C-11
Canadian lawmakers passed a measure this month that aims to promote more Canadian cultural content on digital video and streaming platforms like YouTube, Netflix and Disney+. Known as Bill C-11 or the Online Streaming Act, the rules would govern these digital outlets similar to the way the government already regulates television and radio.
Shubha Ghosh is the Crandall Melvin Professor of Law at Syracuse University and director of the Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute (SIPLI). He provides preliminary comments below and is available for further analysis as the regulatory process moves forward and more countries map out their own Big Tech regulations.
“Bill C-11 is open ended regulation that gives the Canadian government potentially unlimited control of the content of media on existing and emerging digital platforms. National content may be difficult to define in industries with cross-national and multicultural production and talent.”
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