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ANALYSIS: Golly, it’s a Netflix tax

By Howard Law, author of Canada vs. California, and Last week the CRTC released its anticipated “Phase One” ruling on the implementation of the Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11. The headline was the $200 million price tag put on Canadian content contributions assessed by the commission on large foreign online audio and audio-visual streamers operating in Canada. Following the commission’s decision, many industry players and public policy commentators were quick to declare victory or disaster, something we can expect in a regulatory drama that never quits. This drama is chronicled in my book, Canada vs California: How… Continue Reading