Fix Bill C-11

WHAT EVEN IS BILL C-11?

Also known as the Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11 gives the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC*) regulatory powers over all audiovisual content on the Internet, including content on platforms.

(*The CRTC is the public organization that currently regulates traditional Canadian arenas like broadcasting and telecommunications.)

How does C-11 impact Canadian users and Creators?

TL;DR: Digital first creators could receive less revenue and less exposure. User’s could lose control of their viewing experience.

KNOW THE FACTS

In its current form, Bill C-11 gives the CRTC authority to:

Dictate how and where your content appears on digital platforms.

Affect your discoverability by artificially promoting some creators over others. Viewers may be pushed to watch content they aren’t interested in, resulting in more skips and thumbs down, which would impact how your content is exported to global audiences, lowering viewership and revenue.

Apply complex “CanCon” rules that require you to prove your content is “Canadian” enough. This is easy for large Canadian media companies with teams who have been following these rules for decades, and makes it harder for smaller creators to benefit from any financial or promotional gain.

Push your content down in feeds if it doesn’t meet CanCon requirements.

Regulate the length and type of advertising on your channel, which could mean less money in your pocket.

#FixC11. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO CONTACT THE CANADIAN SENATE.

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Why C-11 Matters to Global Internet Users

You may not be Canadian, but you should have your concerns about C-11.

Not only will the passing of C-11 impact your favourite Canadian creators, it will also set a global precedent that could open up the door for other countries to pass similar bills that regular UGC on open platforms.

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MYTH

Myth: Bill C-11 does not regulate user-generated content

Myth: Bill C-11 makes content by talented artists/creators more accessible to Canadians

Myth: Bill C-11 does not apply to individual Canadians

Myth: Bill C-11 supports Canadian digital-first creators

Myth: Bill C-11 is flexible, fair and modern

FACT

Fact: Bill C-11 regulates user-generated content

Fact: Bill C-11 lets the CRTC decide what content is recommended to viewers

Fact: Bill C-11 applies antiquated broadcasting regulation to digital creators

Fact: Applying discoverability rules to creator’s content puts their livelihood and global audience at risk

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