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The Vodafone / Sky merger: no clearance from the NZ Commerce Commission
The NZ Commerce Commission blocked a proposed merger that would bundle Pay TV rights with telecommunications services.
Australia
24 Mar 2017
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Decision that there's no copyright in digital data signals stands, following High Court rebuff
Digital data streaming might be commercially valuable, but it isn't a cinematograph film under the Copyright Act.
Australia
16 Feb 2017
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Media ownership reforms: how will the ACCC handle media mergers?
The ACCC's draft Media Merger Guidelines indicate types of transactions which may succeed without regulatory challenge.
Australia
6 Sep 2016
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No copyright in digital data signals, says Full Federal Court
The Copyright Act does not protect digitally created streams of data images and live content, which is then broadcast.
Australia
4 Jul 2016
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A taxing problem of Olympic proportions: no copyright in a digital data signal
The Copyright Act does not cover digitally created streams of data representing the sounds and images of the event.
Australia
27 Apr 2015
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Court changes its tune on internet-streamed radio
Copyright owners can claim a separate royalty for songs played in a radio program that is simulcast over the internet.
Australia
6 Mar 2013
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Federal Government responds to Convergence Review Final Report, with key issues left for another day
The initial response is about television broadcasting licence fees, Australian content and the 75% audience reach rule.
Australia
10 Dec 2012
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Optus TV Now copyright case: High Court refuses to play, but ALRC will pick up the ball
The High Court refuses to hear the copyright appeal, but an ALRC inquiry will consider cloud storage platforms.
Australia
16 Sep 2012
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Convergence Review recommends major changes to media ownership rules
Australia's media ownership rules would be significantly overhauled if the Convergence Review's recommendations are accepted.
Australia
5 May 2012
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Optus' TV Now loses copyright fight in sports programs for now - but there's always the Grand Final
The Full Federal Court held that Optus' TV Now service infringed AFL's and NRL's copyright in their sports broadcasts.
Australia
2 May 2012
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No extra music royalties from streamed radio programs because they're broadcasts, says Federal Court
The Federal Court has held that radio programs played internet are broadcasts and exempt from extra royalty payments.
Australia
25 Feb 2012
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TV Now, copyright later: why the Federal Court found for Optus
Optus' TV Now service did not infringe copyright in the broadcasts of the games in the ways the rightholders alleged.
Australia
9 Feb 2012
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NBN Bills passed - with some changes
On 25 March 2011, four months to the day since their introduction into the House of Representatives, the National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010 and Telecommunications Legislation Amendments (National Broadband Network Measures - Access Arrangements) Bill 2011 were passed by the Senate in amended forms.
Australia
1 Apr 2011
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Spectrum licence reissue reforms to the Radiocommunications Act 1992 passed
On 26 November reforms to the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Radcomms Act) were passed in relation to spectrum licence renewals. This follows announcements by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy earlier this year that spectrum licence reissue will be considered for those existing 15 year spectrum licensees who are already using their spectrum licences to provide services to significant numbers of Australian consumers, or who have in place networks capable of pr
Australia
 
10 Jan 2011
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First step in anti-siphoning reforms - interim anti-siphoning list made
An interim anti-siphoning list has been made by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, which will be in force from 1 January 2011.
Australia
 
10 Jan 2011
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Convergence Review announced
On 14 December, Senator Conroy released draft Terms of Reference for a comprehensive review of Australia's communications and media regulation in light of increasing convergence in media platforms (Convergence Review). The Government's stated intention is to fundamentally review the policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to the media and communications landscape.
Australia
20 Dec 2010
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Two tiers of television sports under anti-siphoning reforms released by Federal Government
The Federal Government has released details of its new anti-siphoning policy for sports events on television, which will now comprise two tiers of sporting events, with different rules applying to them.
Australia
28 Nov 2010
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Copyright In Compilations Under The Spotlight In High Court
In a decision with important implications for compilations of information, such as databases, the High Court today held that an electronic program guide, which reproduced program titles and broadcast times from programming schedules created by TV networks did not infringe copyright (IceTV Pty Limited v Nine Network Australia Pty Limited [2009] HCA 14).
Australia
29 Apr 2009
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Product Placement: Itīs Subtle, Itīs Powerful, But Is It Legal?
Unlike traditional television commercials, product placement advertisements can't be avoided by channel surfing or technology that skips or filters out commercial breaks.
Australia
17 Sep 2007
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Privacy Protection In The Courts: The Jane Doe Case
The decision of Jane Doe v Australian Broadcasting Corporation [2007] VCC 281 is the second judgment in Australia to award a plaintiff damages for conduct that amounts to a breach of an individual's personal privacy.
Australia
13 Sep 2007
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