Interactive Digital Media


In brief Canada has announced two complementary policies that will subject foreign investment in the interactive digital media (“IDM“) sector to enhanced scrutiny under the Investment Canada Act (“ICA“). IDM relates to digital content and/or digital environments where users can participate or collaborate, including certain mobile apps, video games, and virtual reality platforms. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry’s policy is intended to stop hostile state-sponsored or state-influenced actors (“SOEs“) from leveraging Canada’s IDM sector to spread…