A report issued by the regulator offers few prescriptions for policymakers but instead provides exhaustive documentation on future trends that threaten the sustainability of Canada's current cultural policy framework.
Netflix regards video piracy (which is predicted to cost over the top streaming services more than USD$50B between 2016 and 2022) as one of its biggest competitors.
Stingray Music is a big hit, censorship arguments pit opposing parties, and Netflix's cosy status in Canada continues to engage and enrage.
The international movement to push back against the Google/Facebook duopoly stems from a belated realization that, in the border-blurring digital era, old culture laws too often inadvertently imperil domestic media and the stories they tell. The playing field is perversely tilted.
In an editorial last week, David Farrell asked readers to fire back with what they think and, more important, what changes can be made to get future cultural policy on the right track. Here’s what we have received so far.