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Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update | While the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel made some positive suggestions, it also made recommendations that could undermine media independence and free speech.
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Karl Nerenberg | The new heritage minister and the government have lost the first round of the debate over extending broadcast regulations to include the internet.
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Karl Nerenberg | The time has come for Canada to take the new media environment made possible by the internet seriously, says new report from the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.
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Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update | An internet tax would require internet service providers to pay into content funding. But taxing the open internet to subsidize a struggling Big Media content industry is not the way to go.
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Rick Salutin | As news outlets struggle to survive, the obvious solution is public funding.
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Rick Salutin | Many thanks to Culture Minister Mélanie Joly for announcing a review of Canadian cultural policy. It's the task of all sentient public officials to get in and bolster this crucial sector.
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Michael Geist | Today's post examines the possibility that new policy innovations might also be stymied by the TPP, further limiting Canadian cultural policy.
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Michael Geist | The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP.
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Michael Geist | The TPP will destroy Canadian culture. How you ask? With its restrictions on policies to support the creation of Canadian content.
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Michael Geist | Has the CRTC started a fight it can't win? Possibly. It looks like threats of new regulation won't scare Netflix into submission.
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Laith Marouf | Citizens have a chance to make Independent Community Television a reality in Montreal because it is attempting to free public funds earmarked for Community Television production from Peladeau.