Bill C-11 Would Give CRTC Power Over User-generated Content, but They Promise Not To Use It

Bill C-11, now working it’s way though Parliament, would modernize Canada’s Broadcasting Act by empowering the CRTC to oversee both traditional broadcasters and internet platforms like as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, and TikTok. It would require digital platforms to promote and pay support Canadian material, like as films, music videos, and television shows.

The CRTC chair verified what digital-first artists have been saying since the bill was introduced, according to Scott Benzie, executive director of Digital First Canada. They have expressed concern that it could give the regulator control over their work, such as videos posted on YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, and Twitch by comedians, musicians, animators, and gamers.

Source: https://www.thestar.com/business/2022/05/20/bill-would-give-crtc-power-over-user-generated-content-but-it-wont-use-it-chair.html

Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea

Microsoft Corp.’s decision to discontinue its Internet Explorer web browser signified the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship for Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer.

He spent a month and 430,000 won ($330) creating and commissioning a gravestone with Explorer’s “e” logo and the English epitaph: “He was a good tool to download other browsers” to mourn its demise.
A photo of the tombstone went viral after it was shown in a cafe managed by his brother in the southern city of Gyeongju.

After a 27-year run, Microsoft ended support for the once-omnipresent Internet Explorer on Wednesday in order to focus on its quicker browser, Microsoft Edge.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/oddly-enough/internet-explorer-gravestone-goes-viral-south-korea-2022-06-17/

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