Internet regulation policies have huge implications for the Canadian public given the central role played by online platforms in our daily lives. Last year, the Canadian government put forth a series of proposals concerning internet regulation that proved to be quite contentious. There was Bill C-10 (now C-11) which would amend the Canadian Broadcasting Act to bring it up to speed with the internet age. There was also an online harms proposal that would regulate social media platforms in how they handle harmful content. These proposals touch on many important topics including freedom of expression, consumer choice, and the internet experiences that Canadians can expect to have going forward.
Joining the Pro Bono Radio team to break down these proposals is Dr. Michael Geist. Dr. Geist is currently a Law Professor at the University of Ottawa. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law and is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. He’s the editor of multiple copyright books and he serves as an editor for several monthly tech law publications. He also has a popular blog where he regularly analyzes internet and intellectual property law issues, including those that we discuss in this episode.
Jordan Davis – Producer, Host and Editor
Pro Bono Radio is part of the Queen’s chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada. The Pro Bono Radio team are not lawyers, and this is not legal advice.
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