Episode 108: Scott Benzie on How Bill C-10 Ignored Canada's Thriving Digital First Creators

November 16, 2021 00:34:46
Episode 108: Scott Benzie on How Bill C-10 Ignored Canada's Thriving Digital First Creators
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Episode 108: Scott Benzie on How Bill C-10 Ignored Canada's Thriving Digital First Creators

Nov 16 2021 | 00:34:46

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Show Notes

The Canadian digital first creator economy isn’t something that politicians or policy makers seem to know much about, but they are quick to propose legislative reforms that directly implicate it, most recently in the form of Bill C-10. Yet the sector is thriving, with Canadian stars earning millions of dollars and attracting global audiences that often exceed Canada’s conventional film and television sector.

Scott Benzie, the CEO of Buffer Festival, started in traditional media but now advocates and works with creators, platforms and industry around online content. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to discuss the current state of digital first creators in Canada, their omission from the Bill C-10 process, and the formation of Digital First Canada, a new advocacy group to better represent the needs of the community.

The podcast can be downloaded here, accessed on YouTube, and is embedded below. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify or the RSS feed. Updates on the podcast on Twitter at @Lawbytespod.

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