[A2k] Europe Wants 20% European Content on Netflix

Michael Gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Fri May 27 11:39:40 PDT 2016


We have had Canadian content CanCon laws
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content>  in place for decades.  At
first controversial (usual bleating by neo-lib ideologues and those living
off mainlining US content into Canada), most now agree they have been
somewhat successful in building a small but vital Canadian movie industry,
enabling a place for Canadian writers in Canadian (and now international)
bookstores/distributors, supporting Canadian TV talent (a lot of which has
ended up in the US) and particularly in supporting a flourishing Canadian
music industry.

 

Perhaps a useful model.

 

M

 

-----Original Message-----
From: A2k [mailto:a2k-bounces at lists.keionline.org] On Behalf Of Stephen
Wyber
Sent: May 27, 2016 12:44 AM
To: Denise Nicholson <Denise.Nicholson at wits.ac.za>; Seth Johnson
<seth.p.johnson at gmail.com>; A2k <a2k at lists.keionline.org>;
teresa.hackett at eifl.net; evewoodberry at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [A2k] Europe Wants 20% European Content on Netflix

 

Hi,

 

 

 

Fascinating - especially given that in France it appears that there is a
fair movement against the Loi Toubon quotas implemented a good few years
back on radio. Clearly the format is different, but the argument<
<http://www.lemonde.fr/actualite-medias/article/2015/09/25/chanson-francopho
ne-les-radios-montent-le-ton-contre-le-durcissement-des-quotas_4771286_3236.
html>
http://www.lemonde.fr/actualite-medias/article/2015/09/25/chanson-francophon
e-les-radios-montent-le-ton-contre-le-durcissement-des-quotas_4771286_3236.h
tml> runs that this tended to lead to only a small number of French songs
being played repeatedly on some stations, while elsewhere the quality of
output fell given the protection the quotas offered from competition. And of
course the most successful artists sang in English anyway...

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Stephen

 

 

 

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Subject: Re: [A2k] Europe Wants 20% European Content on Netflix

 

 

 

Hi,

 

 

 

South African Broadcasting Corporation recently made a decision that 90% of
music played on radio has to be local content. The draft Copyright Bill
proposed 80% but I have been told it may be 70% in the revised Bill which is
due to go to Cabinet very soon.

 

See:
<http://mg.co.za/article/2016-05-12-sa-music-to-dominate-radio-as-sabc-annou
nces-90-local-policy>
http://mg.co.za/article/2016-05-12-sa-music-to-dominate-radio-as-sabc-announ
ces-90-local-policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regards

 

Denise

 

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From: Seth Johnson [seth.p.johnson at gmail.com]

 

Sent: 24 May 2016 11:56 PM

 

To: A2k

 

Subject: [A2k] Europe Wants 20% European Content on Netflix

 

 

 

Europe thinks Internet is cable. Note that this dovetails exactly with cable
TV tradition as well as the notion of the broadcasters treaty

 

 

 

 
<http://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/commission-wants-netflix-to-ca
rry-at-least-20-european-content/>
http://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/commission-wants-netflix-to-car
ry-at-least-20-european-content/

 

 

 

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