FairPlay's 'moderate, responsible proposal' on piracy websites should be given due consideration 'based on the facts and not contrived arguments designed to oppose it,' writes Barry Sookman.
Earlier this month, Fairplay Canada filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission asking for the creation of an independent agency to identify websites and services that are 'blatantly, overwhelmingly, or structurally engaged in piracy.' The CRTC falls under the mandate of Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It’s time to have a fair and reasonable conversation about the issue of online piracy in 2018.
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CanCon Contributions & Quotas In a Digital Age As part of Heritage Canada’s review of Canadian content in a digital age, various parties are proposing changes to how digital services are regulated and taxed.
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.