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The March report begins with the discussions toward a plurilateral digital trade deal in the Indo-Pacific region and the US opposition to the Canadian digital services tax. It also deals with new growing policy demands toward streaming services coming from public authorities and the private sector. Then, insofar as the amount of money the major streaming services spend on content production and acquisition is widely rising, the report turns to the worldwide struggle for cultural content, focusing on Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and Amazon. Finally, the report highlights new data about the economic results and geographical expansion of global tech companies.