Google ‘trying to intimidate Canadians’ over online streaming bill, heritage minister says – National


Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says he doesn’t admire Google “making an attempt to intimidate Canadians” after the corporate pushed again on a proposed on-line streaming invoice.

Google printed a weblog submit on Wednesday advocating in opposition to Invoice C-11, saying it has the potential to “drawback the Canadian creators.”

When requested about that criticism, Rodriguez says the proposed legislation merely asks streamers – together with YouTube, which is owned by Google’s guardian firm Alphabet – to contribute to Canadian tradition.

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The net streaming invoice, which has handed the Home of Commons and is now within the Senate, would pressure streaming platforms to advertise Canadian TV, motion pictures, movies or music, and assist fund Canadian content material.

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YouTube govt Jeanette Patell instructed a Senate committee final month that it provides far an excessive amount of discretion to Canada’s broadcasting regulators to make calls for round user-generated content material.

Invoice C-11 has been sharply opposed by digital-first creators and Conservative MPs, who declare it will permit a future authorities to manage folks posting movies on YouTube – a cost the federal government denies.

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