May 24, 2024

Canadian broadcasters are calling for the federal government to broaden the On-line Information Act to incorporate Apple.

The On-line Information Act has been a controversial piece of laws aimed toward forcing Google and Meta to pay for the information content material they hyperlink to. In response, Meta has blocked information from its platforms in Canada, and Google has threatened to do the identical.

Based on the Nationwide Publish, the Canadian Affiliation of Broadcasters (CAB) need the legislation expanded to cowl Apple and its Apple Information service. The federal government says it’s nonetheless working by means of the assorted proposals.

“As we’ve stated all alongside, we’re open to good and constructive concepts to enhance the proposed framework. Our aim stays the identical of making truthful offers instantly between information organizations and tech giants that may and may contribute extra,” stated a spokesperson for Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge.