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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It’s still unclear how much the support will ultimately cost, and how many businesses and organizations will apply and receive such assistance, though Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged that the 'costs keep climbing.'
Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said he has spoken with representatives from media groups and trade unions representing journalists, and the government is doing 'everything we can to help them make it through this cr