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ANALYSIS: Golly, it’s a Netflix tax

By Howard Law, author of Canada vs. California, and MediaPolicy.ca 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