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C-11 is overly broad, needs to be fixed, academics tell senate committee


OTTAWA – The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications today heard from academics who argued the bill is overly broad and needs to be fixed. Vivek Krishnamurthy (above), director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa told the committee in his view, “we shouldn’t be enacting laws that seek to sweep so much content into a regulatory scheme.” He took issue particularly with how the act deals with user-generated content, stating he is concerned about the broadness of what the government is including in the bill as well as the “narrow...