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The Year in Review: Top Ten Law Bytes Podcast Episodes

The Year in Review: Top Ten Posts

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 151: The Year in Canadian Digital Law and Policy and What Lies Ahead in 2023

Elon Musk’s Twitter Linking Restrictions May Have Been Short-Lived, But Bill C-18 is Based on a Similar Approach to Links

The Bill C-18 Fallout: Liberal MP Lisa Hepfner Equates Linking to News Articles on Facebook to Theft

The News That Was Rarely Fit to Print

Shakedown Complete: The Story Behind Bill C-18’s Shameful Legislative Review Process and the Race to Mandate Payment for Links

Senate Committee Completes Its Review of Bill C-11: What Comes Next?

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 150: How Will Canada Regulate News and Streaming

Big Cost, Smaller Benefit: Government Modelling Pegs Likely Bill C-18 Revenues at Less Than Half of Parliamentary Budget Officer Estimates

How will Canada Regulate News and Streaming?

Scoping User Content Out of Bill C-11: Senate Committee Makes Much-Needed Change, But Will the Government Accept It?

Senate Committee Adds Age Verification Requirement for Online Undertakings to Bill C-11

How the Government Is Using Bill C-18 to Pick Media Winners and Losers

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 149: Ryan Clements on the FTX Collapse and Canada’s Approach to Crypto Regulation

Money for Nothing: Government Quietly Expands Bill C-18 Eligibility to Broadcasters That May Not Even Produce News Content

A Tale of Two Readouts: U.S. Escalates Trade Concerns With Canadian Digital Policy as Canada Seeks To Downplay the Issue

Freedom of Expression for a Price

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 148: Christelle Tessono on Bringing a Human Rights Lens to AI Regulation in Bill C-27

Dismissing Digital News Services: Liberal MP and Former Journalist Lisa Hepfner Claims Online News Outlets “Aren’t News”

About That Billion Dollar Benefit from Bill C-11...

Gaslighting the Senate

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 147: Canada’s Battle over Internet Streamers – A Cancon Story of Freedom of Expression, Algorithms and Cultural Policy

Freedom of Expression is Not A Loophole: Responding to the Government’s Inaccurate Defence of Mandated Payments for Links in Bill C-18

Oops, He Did It Again: CRTC Chair Ian Scott Tries to Walk Back Bill C-11 Comments, But Officials Confirm Power to Regulate User Content is in the Bill

In His Own Words: CRTC Chair Ian Scott on Bill C-11

"I feel the approach they took with me was very intimidating and disrespectful"

Clarifying the Clarification of the Clarification: Why Yet Another Upcoming “Clarification” from CRTC Chair Ian Scott Demonstrates the Risks of Bill C-11 and Government Broadcast Interference

Why Did the Globe and Mail Finally Speak Out on Bill C-18?

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 146: Axel Bruns on What the Australian Experience Teaches About the Prospect of Facebook Blocking News Sharing in Response to Bill C-18

Globe and Mail Warns Bill C-18 Could Threaten Editorial Freedom

Independence Lost: Why Bill C-18 Undermines An Independent Press Even as It Purports to Protect It

Register Your TikTok Videos at the CRTC?!: Commission Encourages TikTokers To Participate in Future Process on Bill C-11 Content Registration

Episode 145: Why Bill C-18’s Mandated Payments for Links is a Threat to Freedom of Expression in Canada

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez Tweets Video Suggesting it Shows Creator Support for Bill C-11, But the Video Pre-Dates the Bill By Nearly a Year

Why Bill C-18’s Mandated Payment for Links is a Threat to Freedom of Expression in Canada

Episode 144: Keldon Bester on the Rogers-Shaw Merger and the Problem with Canadian Competition Law

Making Sense of the Indifference to Bill C-18's Cutting Out Small Media Outlets While Giving Hundreds of Millions to Bell, Rogers and the CBC

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez’s Credibility Problem, Part Two: Misleading and Missing Data on Bill C-18

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez’s Credibility Problem, Part One: The Laith Marouf/CMAC Issue

Episode 143: Canada’s Information Commissioner Caroline Maynard on Why Government Needs a Culture of Providing Information Instead of Hiding It

Why the Real Bill C-18 Threat is Bill C-18

Government Moves to Block Dozens of Potential Witnesses as it Shuts Down Bill C-18 Hearings

Small Business Weak: Why Bills C-11 and C-18 Undermine the Government’s Claims of Small Business Support

Broadcast Bonanza: PBO Says Bill C-18 Would Give a Quarter Billion to Broadcasters Such as Bell and the CBC, Less Than 25% of Payments to Canadian Newspapers

Government Funding For an Anti-Semite: They Knew For a Month. And Did Nothing.

Episode 142: CCLA’s Brenda McPhail on the Privacy and Surveillance Risks in Bill C-26

Survey Says: Why the Government Reacted With Alarm to a Critical Opinion Poll on the Online News Act

Why the Canadian Film and TV Production Sector’s Bill C-11 Expectations Are Wildly Out of Touch With Global Standards

The House of Commons Committee Process is Broken

Canadian Copyright Digital Lock Rules Finally Open to Reform?: Right to Repair and Interoperability Exceptions Advancing in House of Commons

When Government Investigates Its Critics: Why the Bill C-11 Witness Intimidation Issue is About Far More than a Strategically Timed Leak

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Six: CBC Eligibility Harms News Competition and Its Public Interest Mandate

Episode 141: Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem

Bill C-11 Goes Off The Rails Amid Charges of Witness Intimidation and Bullying by Government MPs

Episode 140: Anthony Housefather Reflects on the Fight Against Anti-Semitism Online and the Laith Marouf Incident

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Four: Undermining Canadian Copyright Law and International Copyright Treaty Obligations

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Three: Unprecedented Government Intervention into a Sector Where Independence is Essential

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Two: Encouraging Clickbait and Low Quality Journalism With No "News Content" Standards

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part One: The Risk to Free Flow of Information

The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part Four: The Risks of a Trade Challenge and Tariff Retaliation

The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part Three: The Risks of Higher Consumer Costs, Less Competition, and Little New Money for Film Production

Misleading on Bill C-11: Why Did the CRTC Sit on the Radio-Canada Decision For Nearly Eight Months?

The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part Two: The Risks to Canadian Creators

The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part One: The Risks of Regulating User Content

Why Have So Many Cabinet Members Still Not Spoken Out on Stopping Government Funding for an Anti-Semite?

Episode 139: Florian Martin-Bariteau on the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act

Episode 138: John Lawford on the Legal, Regulatory and Policy Responses to the Rogers Outage

Episode 137 - The CRTC Shrugged: A Special Law Bytes Podcast on the Industry Committee Hearing Into the Rogers Outage

Episode 136: Jeremy de Beer on SOCAN v. ESA, the Supreme Court's Latest Endorsement of Copyright Balance and Technological Neutrality

Episode 135: Co-Chair Emily Laidlaw on the Work of the Government's Expert Advisory Group on Online Safety

Episode 134: Monica Auer on CRTC Governance, Content Regulation and the Radio-Canada Decision

Episode 133: Michael Nesbitt on How the Senate Pushed Back Against a Government Bill on Searching Digital Devices at the Border

Episode 132: Ryan Black on the Government's Latest Attempt at Privacy Law Reform

Episode 131: The Bill C-11 Clause-by-Clause Review - What “An Affront to Democracy” Sounds Like

Episode 130: In Their Own Words - What the Canadian Heritage Committee Heard About Bill C-11 Harms

Episode 129: Farhan Mohamed and Jeff Elgie on Why Canadian Independent News Publishers Want the Government to Fix the Online News Act

Episode 128: Morghan Fortier on Why Canada's Most Successful Youtube Streaming Company Is Worried About Bill C-11

Episode 127: Lucie Guibault on Canada's Approach to Copyright Term Extension

Episode 126: Why Canada's Online Harms Consultation Was a Transparency and Policy Failure

Episode 125: Sue Gardner on Journalism, the Internet Platforms, and the Online News Act

Episode 124: David Fraser on Negotiating a CLOUD Act Agreement Between Canada and the United States

Episode 123: Darcy Michael on Why Bill C-11 Hurts Canada's Digital First Creators

Episode 122: Monica Song on Banning Russia Today From the Canadian Television System

Episode 121: The Law Is No Longer Fit For Purpose - My Appearance Before the ETHI Committee on Canadian Privacy and Mobility Data

Episode 120: Vass Bednar, Ana Qarri and Robin Shaban on Fixing Canada's Competition Law Problem

Episode 118: Leah West on the Canadian Government's Invocation of the Emergencies Act

Coming soon

Episode 117: Fight for the Future's Sarah Roth-Gaudette on Web 3 Regulation and Alternatives to Big Tech

Episode 116: Is This Podcast a Program Subject to CRTC Regulation Under Bill C-11?

Episode 115: Reuven Avi-Yonah on the Past, Present and Future of Digital Services Taxes

Episode 114: The Citizen Lab's Ron Deibert on Protecting Society from Surveillance Software