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The digital deadlock: how clearance and copyright issues are keeping Australian content offline

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Copyright Digital communications Publishers and publishing Broadcasting Information technology Australia
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This paper details the core issues that stand in the way of film producers taking full advantage of new technologies and distribution channels, and goes on to detail three controversial solutions designed to break this digital deadlock.

The growth of online media has brought with it new opportunities for Australian producers, and not only in the new media area. Existing films and TV shows can now find a new lease on life as viewers discover them anew in the digital space. Audiences and producers alike stand to benefit.

But these opportunities are currently going to waste, as a cluster of intractable rights issues blocks the repurposing of screen content. The price of inaction is high, for producers and creators as well as audiences.

The resource details the core issues that stand in the way of producers taking full advantage of new technologies and distribution channels, and goes on to detail three controversial solutions designed to break this digital deadlock.

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