Organisation

Centre for Media and Communications Law

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Perfecting Polly Peck: Defences of truth and opinion in Australian defamation law and practice

Parties in civil defamation disputes very often disagree about what the publication in question means. While the differences may appear minor for example, does the publication convey that the plaintiff is guilty of some discreditable action or merely suspected of such guilt the way in...
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Digital access: the impact of copyright on digitisation practices in Australian museums, galleries, libraries and archives

Empirical research into the digitisation of collections in Australian museums, galleries, libraries and archives suggests that copyright law affects what material is digitised and how it is made accessible. This article analyses digitisation within cultural institutions in light of the Digital Agenda reforms of 2000...
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Not seeing justice done: suppression orders in Australian law and practice

There are varied Australian approaches to suppression orders under common law and statute. This article outlines notable aspects of the law and examines concerns that have been raised by commentators about practices in Australia. Suppression or non-publication orders have been described as being made too...
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Broadcast and beyond: an industry snapshot of content control technologies and digital television in Australia

Between March and September 2006 researchers interviewed 38 Australian television industry figures about their attitudes and experiences with regard to content control technologies for digital broadcasting. The interviews formed part of a three year research project into legal and technological mechanisms for controlling digital television...
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Broadcast and beyond: an industry snapshot of content control technologies and digital television in Australia

Between March and September 2006 researchers interviewed 38 Australian television industry figures about their attitudes and experiences with regard to content control technologies for digital broadcasting. The interviews formed part of a three year research project into legal and technological mechanisms for controlling digital television...