Bill C-11

CRTC Chair Says Bill C-11 Will Let Regulator ‘Manipulate’ Tech Algorithms

The federal government's proposed Online Streaming Act will give the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) the power to influence changes to algorithms used by online streaming platforms to serve content. CRTC chair Ian Scott confirmed as much to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications during a Wednesday hearing on the Act, also known...

Feds Pass Controversial Bill C-11 with Support from NDP, Bloc Québécois

The House of Commons on Tuesday passed the Liberals' controversial Online Streaming Act. Conservatives and Green Party MP Morrice Mike voted against the motion, but the Liberals were joined by the NDP and Bloc Québécois in favouring it. The legislation still needs to pass through the Senate before it can be introduced into Canadian law....

Criticism of Content Streaming Bill is ‘Misinformation’ Says Liberal MP

As part of its study of Bill C-11, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage recently heard from a total of 48 witnesses who either appeared as individual stakeholders or represented organizations. Out of the 48 witnesses, 16 individuals either raised concerns over the possibility of the legislation pushing user-generated content into regulation or challenged the...

Canadian Music Organization Says Bill C-11 Will Hurt Artists and Companies

Network Music Group, a Canadian music organization and intellectual property brand builder, on Thursday spoke out against the federal government's highly controversial broadcast bill (via @SwBenzie). https://twitter.com/SwBenzie/status/1532735137250787329 Bill C-11 was tabled by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez in February as an amendment to the Broadcasting Act. The legislation aims to give the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)...

CRTC Will Have ‘Some Authority’ Over User Content with Broadcast Bill [VIDEO]

Representatives from the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on Tuesday told MPs that the regulator will have "some authority" over user-generated content under Bill C-11, but claimed that the scope of that power will be limited — reports the National Post. "User uploaded content can be the subject of some authority by the commission," said Rachelle Frenette,...

CRTC Chair Admits Bill C-11 Will Give Power Over User-Generated Content

Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) chairman Ian Scott has admitted that the Liberal government's proposed amendment to the Broadcasting Act, Bill C-11, will indeed give the regulator power over user-generated content on the internet — reports CTV News. "As constructed, there is a provision that would allow us to do it as required," Scott told...

CRTC Chairman Shrugs Off Bill C-11 Regulation Concerns by Critics

Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission chairman Ian Scott is yet again standing behind the government's message that the proposed Bill C-11 won't impact user-generated content. According to a new report from the National Post, the CRTC chairman, speaking at Ryerson University in Toronto, shrugged off critics' concerns about how the CRTC would implement Bill C-11 into practice....