Brickbat: Canadian Initiative
A report by Canada’s Heritage Ministry has recommended that all companies delivering “audio, audiovisual, and alphanumeric news content” to Canadians be licensed and regulated by the government. That would include not only companies directly involved in reporting news but firms such as Google and Facebook as well. A report for the ministry also suggested a “Netflix tax” on streaming companies that would be used to subsidize the creation of Canadian content.
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