Radio & Television

Liberals out of tune on copyright, say screenwriters, broadcasters

OTTAWA – The Liberal Party’s proposed amendments to the new copyright bill struck a sour note with Canadian screenwriters and broadcasters.After opposition leader Michael Ignatieff announced revisions to Bill C-32, which include plans for a new fund to offer a private copying compensation payment of $35 million annually to Canadian artists, the Writers Guild of Canada and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters responded to the proposals with a thumbs down.While acknowledging that the new fund may be a stopgap for the music industry, it “does nothing for authors of movies, TV shows and more”, the WGC said.“The Liberal proposal correctly recognizes that the Conservative government’s...

Our industry and COVID-19

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