Vlog: Why Bill C-18 is Bad for Everyone

In this 10th instalment of the vlog, I talk about what is Bill C-18 and why it is a threat to journalism and everyone involved.

Welcome to the 10th instalment of my vlog. Today, I talk about what Bill c-18, or Canada’s link tax law, is about. I go a little bit into detail about some of the text of the bill and the potential threats this bill poses to everyone in Canada.

To check this video out, you can view it directly on YouTube or in the embed below:

As you know, I’ve spoken at length about Bill C-11, now called the Online Streaming Act. The thing is, that isn’t even close to the Canadian governments war on the internet.

In actuality, there is currently a three pronged war on the open internet. The second prong is Bill C-18 or Canada’s Link Tax bill. While I do post video’s on YouTube, my main source of traffic revolves around my website at freezenet.ca. Thanks to the link tax, I could very easily be hurt just like YouTubers are about to get hurt by the Online Streaming Act.

For those who are curious about the text of the bill, a while ago, I published a full analysis of this here (there are links that point to the original text of the bill).

In the video, I mention numbers about how much money medium sized players will get. If you are asking how I arrived at those numbers, my research into this can be found here.

If you are wondering about the fiasco about how the CRTC blatantly ignored my questions, you can check out my documentation here.

At any rate, I hope that the way I built my website will withstand this attack. Otherwise, things could get problematic for my website as I work on just trying to survive this onslaught. Either way, I hope you got a better idea of what this bill is about and the real life consequences that seem to be looming throughout it all.

Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85 and Facebook.

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