Episode 167: Inside My Senate Committee Appearance on the Many Risks of Bill C-18

May 15, 2023 00:29:48
Episode 167: Inside My Senate Committee Appearance on the Many Risks of Bill C-18
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Episode 167: Inside My Senate Committee Appearance on the Many Risks of Bill C-18

May 15 2023 | 00:29:48

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Show Notes

Bill C-18, the Online News Act, has now shifted to the Senate, where the Transportation and Communications committee, is reviewing a bill that has led Meta to say it plans to block news sharing in Canada altogether in the bill passes in its current form. I appeared before the committee earlier this month with discussion that focused on a wide range of issues, including the risks of mandating payments for links, the non-compliance with international copyright obligations, why the CBC should not be included in the payment for links system, and how a fund would be a better approach. This week’s Lawbytes podcast goes inside the committee room for my opening statement and exchanges with half a dozen Senators.

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