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Friends of Canadian broadcasting is advocating for the Trudeau government to abolish the deductibility of internet advertising with American giants. Friends is asking the four Quebec provincial party leaders to put pressure on Ottawa as the federal government "is dragging its feet and postponing any significant action until after the next federal election".
Columnist says CBC Radio would add to the list of quality sources of local news and information available to Hamilton residents - a keystone of a healthy democracy.
The Coalition for Culture and Media is pleased by the adoption of a bill that will require online services, such as Netflix and Spotify, to collect QST as of January 1st, 2019.
AT&T-Time Warner merger approved, setting the stage for more consolidation across corporate America by Tony Romm and Brian Fung
The approved AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of Time Warner could hamstring U.S. regulators seeking to block big corporate mergers.
Americans think the news industry is “headed in the wrong direction,” but what does that even mean? By LAURA HAZARD OWEN
Americans are fractured over the role of journalists, confused by terms like “op-ed,” and wary of the “watchdog” part of journalism, a new report suggests.
The Canadian music industry wants the government to pay music copying fees for all smartphones sold in the country.
Micheal Geist says the CRTC is heading down a troubling path by treating the two mediums as one and the same for regulatory purposes.
Campaign Notebook: Ford says he will ensure media are ‘fair and balanced and aren’t always attacking’ by Marieke Walsh
In his last media availability before Thursday’s provincial election Doug Ford said if he becomes premier he will do interviews with journalists and ensure they are “fair and balanced and aren’t always attacking”.
'If you profit, you contribute': Ottawa announces panel to review broadcasting, telecom laws for internet era by Emily Jackson
The government wants to update laws so any player that profits in Canada contributes to Canadian content – including internet giants like Netflix.
A federal review into Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications laws will examine the “disruptive and dramatic change” facing media industries — and what that change means for the country’s democratic institutions.
Air time sales fell 4.9% to $3.0 billion in 2017. Subscription revenues fell by 1.3%. Public and private subsidies were down 14.2%: StatsCan
When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress in April, he insisted that the kind of data sharing that sparked the Cambridge Analytica scandal was out of bounds for Facebook.
Netflix, Spotify and others should pay for the production of Canadian content, telecom watchdog says.
Canada’s broadcasting regulator is arguing that internet service providers, wireless companies and foreign streaming services should be forced to fund the production of Canadian cultural content to compensate for the declining contribution of cable and satellite providers.
Ireland’s abortion referendum serving as ‘test case’ for regulating social-media ads by Tamsin McMahon
Voters in Ireland will cast ballots in a historic referendum on May 25 on whether to repeal the country’s constitutional ban on abortion. But the vote also offers a different political test: for social-media companies still struggling with how to protect their technology from being manipulated to undermine democratic elections.
Five years ago Mark Zuckerberg debuted a bold, humanitarian vision of global internet. It didn’t go as planned—forcing Facebook to reckon with the limits of its own ambition.
In this open letter, FRIENDS spokesperson, Daniel Bernhard, raises the alarm on the crisis affecting Canadian media: the crisis is real, it's there, and it's already striking. What will it take for the federal government to close the tax loophole that's sucking the lifeblood of local media?
Columnist suggests La Presse drop its search for a "sugar daddy", radically slim down and fight for reader loyalty.
The House of Commons committee on international trade recommends that the government level the playing field between Canadian businesses and foreign-based Internet giants.
The Observer’s Facebook revelations reignited debates about ownership of our details. But while we seek privacy in parts of our digital life, open data elsewhere could be a force for good.
Columnist says the idea that sales or value-added taxes should apply across the board, without exceptions, is standard economics.
The tech giant has largely escaped scrutiny of late, but David Dayen says Google deserves a congressional grilling just as much as Mark Zuckerberg.
A charitable group dedicated to preserving the country’s broadcasting heritage is calling on the CBC to stop destroying original television and radio broadcast materials as it moves to digitize the content.
In the first quarter of 2018, Netflix added almost two million U.S. subscribers and yet more in other territories, beating its own estimates.
Research says about 6.7 million Canadian households streamed Netflix in the past month; meanwhile, TV subscriptions continue to fall.
More than 30 high-tech companies, led by Microsoft and Facebook, have announced a set of principles that included a declaration that they would not help any government mount cyberattacks against “innocent civilians and enterprises from anywhere.”
Tech insider: "We cannot have a society where when two people wish to communicate, the only way it can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.”
An email obtained by the Star from Facebook Canada’s public policy team invited members of the House of Commons’ Ethics committee to meet privately with the company before their public testimony.
Columnist asks whether the CBC can transform itself so that more of the best and brightest at the corporation will think about making their whole careers in Edmonton or Halifax instead of migrating to Toronto?