Canadian Publishing Industry News
13 April 2022,     OTTAWA
Online News Act introduced
 
 
The federal government introduced Bill C-18 ,“An Act respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada,” earlier this month. The bill, dubbed the Online News Act, will if passed, allow news publishers to negotiate collectively with digital platforms for compensation when their content is used by the tech giants.

            “This approach has been a shining success in Australia, where publishers large and small are inking meaningful content licensing agreements,” said Jamie Irving, chair of News Media Canada. “Trusted information is needed more today than ever before, and real news reported by real journalists costs real money. This legislation levels the playing field and gives Canada’s news publishers a fair shot and doesn’t require additional taxpayer funds.”
            The bill is currently in its first reading in Parliament. A full copy of the proposed legislation can be read here.

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