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Google’s Big Chat with Canada: Unraveling the Testimony on Bill C-18 and Beyond

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Introduction: The Google and Canada Pow-Wow

Alright, folks, grab a Timmy’s double-double and let’s dive into an interesting discussion that recently went down between Google’s top brass and the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. The big topic? Bill C-18, a piece of legislation that’s got a few feathers ruffled. We’re also going to touch on Google’s commitment to Canada, their stand on regulation and policy, and their passion for quality journalism. Ready? Let’s roll!

First, let’s take a look at Google’s latest tweet regarding the issue.

The search engine’s Longstanding Connection with Canada

Remember when Google was just a search engine? Well, they’ve come a long way since then, and Canada has been part of that journey for over 20 years! The leader search engine pumped a whole lot into Canada’s economy and they’ve got a big heart for charities and nonprofits. It’s been a good run so far.

Regulation and Policy: Google’s Thoughtful Approach

Now, when it comes to regulations and policy stuff, The search engine’s been batting for updated rules around privacy, AI development, and corporate tax. But this Bill C-18? Well, let’s just say it’s causing a bit of a kerfuffle. Still, Google’s hopeful that a balanced solution can be found.

Journalism in the Digital Age: The search engine’s Strong Support

Let’s switch gears to journalism. The platform’s been backing the news industry big time, forking out billions globally. They know the internet’s been a game-changer for news organizations, and they’re keen on a group huddle to figure out the way forward.

Bill C-18: The Bone of Contention

Google’s been pretty vocal about their concerns with Bill C-18, especially the impact on journalism in open societies. They’ve even suggested setting up a fund to support journalism – with their own cash, but no strings attached. Pretty cool, right?

Testing the Waters: Google’s Approach to Bill C-18

Now, the search engine’s not one to sit back and let things happen. They did some tests to figure out what’s what with Bill C-18, and the results? Well, it could mean some changes to the search engine goodies we Canadians know and love.

Also, Google provided recommendations for Bill C-18:

1. Bill C-18 s. 2(2), 24 | “Making Available”

Google recommendation: bill c-18 s. 2(2), 24 | “making available”
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2. Bill C-18 s. 11, 19, 38, 39 | “Exemption & Dispute Resolution”

Google: exemption & dispute resolution
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3. Bill C-18 s. 27 | “Eligible News Business”

Eligible news business
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4. Bill C-18 s. 51 | “Undue Preference”

Google's big chat with canada: unraveling the testimony on bill c-18 and beyond
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Conclusion: The Road Ahead

So, there you have it – the lowdown on Google’s chit-chat with Canada about Bill C-18 and beyond. But remember, this ain’t over yet. The search engine’s keen on creating a sustainable future for news in Canada, and they’re inviting us all to be part of the solution.

So, to all my fellow Canadians, let’s not sit on the sidelines. It’s time to rally together, have our say, and shape the future of our digital landscape. Let’s make it something we can all be proud of, eh?

Sources:
1️⃣ Company-news/outreach-initiatives/an-update-on-canadas-bill-c-18-and-our-search-and-news-products/

2️⃣ Company-news/outreach-initiatives/our-testimony-at-the-standing-committee-on-canadian-heritage/

3️⃣ Company-news/outreach-initiatives/our-senate-testimony-on-bill-c-18/

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