Description: The boundless promise of the Internet come three challenges to nationhood and country: to our common culture, because the Internet has little regard for content restrictions.
Source: Globe and Mail
Date: Nov 24, 2010
Culture: Canadians are creating great art and inventing new forms of communication inspired by and adapted for the Internet: artful videos like Arcade Fire’s We Used To Wait; comedy, like Quebec’sTêtes à claques; or The Globe and Mail’s own Emmy-winning online reports, Talking To The Taliban, and Behind The Veil.
But it will only get harder for Canadian cultural producers to get by and get noticed. There is so much choice online already, and much of the content can be consumed freely. The Internet is penetrating already existing regulated media, such as TV and radio.
Questions for discussion:
- What challenges does the internet present to Canada?
- Do we share too much information on the Internet?
- Should Canada police The amount of Canadian content through policy making and penalties?