Post Tagged with: "canadian culture"

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The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottles

Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Joly says everything is on the table including broadcasting regulation, Cancon funding mechanisms, copyright law, the role of the CBC, and the future of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

While there is little doubt that the current framework was established for a different era, rules that have sheltered the industry from foreign competition and transferred hundreds of millions of dollars from consumers to creator groups will not disappear without a fight. Indeed, my weekly technology column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) warns that the most common refrain from the Canadian cultural community is likely to be that the existing rules should be extended to the Internet.

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May 3, 2016 4 comments Columns

The Globe on How C-32 Will Affect Canadian Culture

The Globe’s Time to Lead series looks at how Bill C-32 will affect Canadian culture, with some emphasis on the bill’s digital lock provisions.

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November 17, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

Bannerman on Cancon Online

Sara Bannerman has an interesting post on areas where Canadian content regulation could apply online.

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April 1, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

The Canadian Long Tail

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version), analyzes of the application of the Long Tail, now a popular book, to Canadian cultural industries including book publishing, music, and movies.  From a Canadian perspective, the importance of the Long Tail should resonate strongly with businesses and policy makers […]

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July 24, 2006 1 comment Columns

Bad Timing

Canadian actors descended on Parliament Hill yesterday to make their case for greater government funding for Canadian television and movie productions.  Not the best day to do so, however, since it coincided with the Auditor General' s report on Canadian cultural funding.  The report makes for interesting reading as it […]

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November 23, 2005 1 comment News