Description: So how do we protect and promote Canadian culture in the digital age? Right now, the answer to that question is intertwined with the fate of Canada’s copyright policies.
Source: The Globe and Mail
Date: Nov 17, 2010
For years, Canada has attempted to protect its cultural content – books, music, television, film – from being overshadowed by those of larger nations, notably the United States. Canadian private television broadcasters such as CTV and Global are required to spend 30 per cent of their gross revenues on Canadian programming. Thirty-five per cent of the songs on Canadian commercial radio stations must be by Canadian artists. Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- Do you think Canadian content rules are still relevant in the digital age?
- Should Canada’s copyright policies be more about economic protection or Canadian social content protection?
- Are their downsides to Canadians of making this copyright policy to strict and onerous?