OTTAWA – As the government continues to insist that individuals’ online audio or video content is not subject to federal regulations under Bill C-10, the Canadian Radio-Telecommunications and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) may impose regulations on accounts, according to Traditional Minister Steven Gilbold Earning.
In an interview with CTV’s Evan Solomon during questioning, the minister said that although the CRDC is not going to regulate user-generated content, if it is an account channel, they may have some regulatory powers related to finding online content. They have “millions of viewers”, “make a lot of money on social media”, and “act like broadcasters.”
“What we want to do is make this law work for broadcasters or broadcasters. If you have a YouTube channel with millions of viewers and you get revenue from it, sometimes the CRDC will ask you to ask for a gateway. We’re not talking about posting things on the channel, ”Gilbold said.
The government continues to say that the bill will not touch individual users, despite accounts with substantial follow-up initiated by individuals, as it is not, as Gilbold put it.
Asked repeatedly what the CRDC study was for a certain number of millions of followers or a certain amount of advertising revenue, the minister said it was something the government would ask the CRDC for, but the existing companies meant a “Canadian economy Impact. “
These comments come amid setbacks warned by some Internet and free speech experts that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms violates federal federal bill C-10.
Outrage erupted after liberals removed the exclusion of protection of individuals’ online content from major social media sites and its proposed broadcasting law changes aimed at ensuring streaming services such as Netflix, Instagram, Tick Tock, YouTube and Spotify. Share Canadian artists and are subject to the same standards as regular broadcasters.
Previously, he said, the focus should be on “professional” online audio or video such as television, movies, music or podcasts, although the intent is not explicitly defined as what content liberals want to target, such as “professional” audio and video posts.
“That is why we have a panel of experts like CRDC to take those decisions and it does not have to be decided by politicians,” the minister said. “Governments are coming and going, but these experts are there and they will make this decision after consulting with organizations that have different views on the matter.”
Regulation over invention
Last week, to see Canadians upload daily on these social media and streaming services some concerns about countless cat videos or viral dance numbers, the government outlined a new amendment in the bill that does not fully restore exemptions for Canadians. The records seek to clarify the purpose of the law.
This change underscores the limits to the powers that CRDC has when regulating online social media posts from users who are not providers of online sites, while the regulator retains powers related to finding Canadian content online.
Speaking on the revision of the invention, Gilbold said that despite the changes being made and the ongoing committee being continued in the section-by-section process, the CRDC can dictate what the people can or cannot do. Can’t post or view online, but they can ask these sites to recommend Canadian content.
“Discovery capability is really for platforms, so for YouTube, TikTok, Spotify. What they want to do is invite more Canadians to see more and more Canadian artists, ”he said.
“When you and I go on YouTube, we can decide to watch whatever we want, and YouTube makes a lot of suggestions. So all we say to these companies is that Canadians have easy access to find our Canadian artists, our tribal artists or Francophone artists.” Will be.
Despite Gilbold’s concerns, he said he thinks there is still “a lot of support” among people who do not think the Bill gives the C-10 more powers than the CRTC.
As Michael Keist, a professor of law at the University of Ottawa and head of research on Canadian law on e-commerce, said in an interview with CTV News Channel’s Powerplay on Friday, the Liberals are still allowing the CRTC “some real forces” to influence what people see on their social media feeds.
“I think they need clear doors, so this foreign control touches services around the world [if] They do not have a significant presence in Canada and need to be re-measured, ”he said, adding that it may be time to move on to the drawing board or the government could face legal and regulatory challenges for years to come.
“It was a fundamentally flawed law from the beginning, made worse by the decisions taken by the government, and worse … by their inconsistency and almost irrelevance in trying to explain it. [it], ”Said Keist.