FrançaisThe Broadcast ActTL:DR Bill C-11 has passed and is now The Broadcasting Act. The Government issued a policy direction to the CRTC indicating that Creators and their content should be exempt. That's good. The Government also instructed the CRTC to include funding for DFC's, Win!
Hearings are ongoing and we are not out of the woods yet but we are at the table.
Bill C-11 Update: The Canadian government has confirmed digital creators and their content shouldn’t fall under the regulation. This means that how your content is shown shouldn’t be impacted.
What now: Digital First Canada, along with platforms have continued to advocate for creators, emphasizing that contributions to the media system should support digital-first creators.
What’s Next: The CRTC will define “Canadian enough” content and explore tools to support it. We’ll keep you in the loop on what will shape these decisions. If you want to be involved you can reach out to us at email@example.com
Get involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a Creator that would like to be more active in the important upcoming activities
We are extremely grateful for all the support, emails and phone calls made by Digital Creators and their fans, and we will not stop fighting.
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.