Internet Users Outraged as Senate Passes Controversial Streaming Act
Summary: Senate passed Bill C-11, enabling CRTC to regulate user content and promote "officially Canadian" content. Exceptions in 4.2(2) may lead to regulation of user-uploaded content on YouTube, Spotify, and TikTok. OpenMedia urges Heritage Minister to prevent user content regulation and respect users' choices. The Senate has passed Bill C-11, known as the Online Streaming...
MPs Reject Key Amendment to Protect User Content in Bill C-11
Consumer advocate and non-profit organization OpenMedia reported late Thursday that the House of Commons had passed several amendments to Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act. However, Members of Parliament (MPs) rejected a crucial amendment that would have protected Canadian Internet users. Amendment 3, proposed for Section 4.2 of Bill C-11, aimed to narrow the bill's...
OpenMedia Delivers 104,000 Signatures Opposing Bill C-11 to the Senate
The Senate's completed its review of Bill C-11 today, adding several amendments that effectively protect user-uploaded content from CRTC regulation
Google Fights Bill C-11 with ‘Keep YouTube Yours’ Alert
Google is looking to raise awareness for the bill, which could significantly impact online streaming platforms and the Canadians who use them
CRTC Chair Again Flip-flops on User Content Regulation Under Bill C-11 [VIDEOS]
Scott initially offered assurances that user content was off the table, but ultimately admitted that the bill would give the CRTC regulatory authority over it
Elon Musk Takes Notice of Canada’s Controversial Internet Censorship Bill
The newly-minted Twitter CEO was previously unaware of Ottawa's proposed plans to regulate online streaming and social media platforms
Minister Blasts Google for ‘Trying to Intimidate Canadians’ on Streaming Bill
Earlier this week, Google published a blog post speaking out against Bill C-11 and saying that it could "disadvantage the Canadian creators"
Google Urges Canadians to ‘Keep YouTube Yours’ in Fight Against Bill C-11
Bill C-11 could force platforms like YouTube to serve content based on whether or not it is "Candian" enough instead of users' preferences and interests
Online Streaming Bill will Harm Canadian Digital Creators, Warn YouTube and TikTok to Senators
One TikTok executive said Bill C-11 not only fails to protect Canadian content creators from regulation but also puts them in harm's way.
Disney Urges Ottawa to Update Definition of ‘Canadian’ Content Under Bill C-11
Some of Disney's productions currently don't qualify as "Canadian" despite being made in Canada, with a Canadian cast and crew, and telling a Canadian story.
YouTuber Explains Why Bill C-11 Puts Canadian Content Creators at Risk [VIDEO]
YouTuber J.J. McCullough recently opposed the bill in the Parliament.
CRTC Chair Says Bill C-11 Will Let Regulator ‘Manipulate’ Tech Algorithms
The regulator simply plans on forcing platforms like YouTube to manipulate algorithms to satisfy specific demands instead of taking a wrench to them directly.