April 13, 2022
Ottawa is giving $8.5 million to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to develop a regulatory regime covering the reuse of journalism by digital giants.
Experts question whether the regulator has the expertise or background to regulate digital platforms that make money from reusing online news.
If a federal bill becomes law, digital companies including Google will have six months to negotiate private deals to compensate Canadian media outlets for reusing their news content, or be forced to reach an agreement.
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