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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has identified four classes of copyright industries:Core – industries that exist only because of copyright and are primarily involved in the creation, manufacture, production, broadcast and distribution of copyrighted works. Partial...
PRESS and broadcasting institutions the world over are struggling to survive in the turbulent climate we call "media convergence." So what's the big deal about one new name on the endangered media list?
Unfortunately, the television channel under threat this time is South Korea's...
This article outlines and critically evaluates the case of Ice TV v National Nine Network. This case which is being heard before the High Court of Australia in October 2008 considers the boundaries of copyright protection for compilations.
In October 2008, all seven...
Dean Murphy, Patrick Rawstorne, Martin Holt and Dermot Ryan investigate online chat sites as environments in which gay men can socialise and look for sex partners. They find that the sites are social as well as sexual environments and support or mediate a range of...
A new book presents a seemingly endless and always depressing catalogue of irresponsible journalism. Another explains why judgements of political newsworthiness derive, at least partially, from journalists’ sense of where the centre of gravity of power lies. Meanwhile, in the new Newseum, the exhibit about...
Tessa Ross, who heads Film Four, the film and drama production unit of Channel 4 Television in Britain, discussed the complicated relationship between the film-maker and the money that makes the film possible in this talk given in August at CIRAC.
A 12 year old girl uploads a video of herself lip syncing the latest Shakira pop song onto YouTube and is served with a copyright infringement notice. Has she breached copyright law? Has she infringed moral rights or performers’ rights? Is she entitled to rely...
Sarah Miskin and Richard Grant explore some important aspects of political advertising, including the current legislation, the debates over 'truth' in content and the claims that Australia's political parties are opting for 'Americanised', negative election advertisements.
Political parties spend millions of dollars at each...
Robin Tennant-Wood explores the 'symbiotic relationship' between Australia's political parties and the Australian media, focusing on the media's sometimes reluctant scrutiny of party funding.
An overview of the Bill making amendments to facilitate the abolition of the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) and fold OFLC’s administrative and policy functions into the Attorney-General’s Department, remove agency management powers and financial responsibilities from the Director of the Classification Board,...