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Tech industry group: Canadian streaming bill would violate USMCA

January 20, 2023 at 6:21 PM
Pending Canadian legislation on online streaming services is “explicitly discriminatory” and, if enacted, will violate the country’s commitments under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to a new report by a major technology industry organization. Canada’s proposed “Online Streaming Act” would have “an adverse economic impact on U.S. cross-border suppliers of online content by subjecting them to prescriptive obligations to ensure the production and promotion of Canadian content,” the Computer & Communications Industry Association contends in a white paper released on Friday...


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