Earlier this week the Internet Society sent an open letter to the Government of Canada regarding the progress of Bill C-10 "An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts". CAUCE applauds and supports the Internet Society's effort to being the challenges and problems with this legislation on behalf of the Internet and content creators everywhere.
The introduction reads:
17 May 2021
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
We are Canadian Internet policy and technical professionals, writing as concerned experts and on behalf of all those who care about the future of a free and open Internet. We call on you to stop harming the Internet, the freedoms and aspirations of every individual in this country, and our knowledge economy through overreaching regulatory policies that will have significant, yet unintended consequences for the free and open Internet in Canada.
You can read the full letter here.
Other articles to review regarding Bill C-10 that are worth reading:
- Globe and Mail: What is Bill C-10 and why are the Liberals planning to regulate the internet?
- Michael Geist: Not Just Big Tech: Government Memo Shows Bill C-10 Targets News Sites, Podcast and Workout Apps, Adult Websites, Audiobooks, and Sports Streamers for CRTC Regulation
- Michael Geist: Think Regulating User Generated Content in Bill C-10 Is Just an Inadvertent Mistake? Think Again
- Washington Post: Canada has produced hundreds of YouTube stars. Why is Trudeau trying to change it?