15 Dec '11, 9am

Australian media review eyes Internet: SYDNEY : A review of Australia's media on Thursday recommended a major re...

Australian media review eyes Internet: SYDNEY : A review of Australia's media on Thursday recommended a major re...

SYDNEY : A review of Australia's media on Thursday recommended a major regulatory shakeup which would put Internet giants under the same umbrella as traditional outlets and see ownership laws axed. The government's convergence review called for a "fundamental re-examination" of media regulation in the digital age, where traditional definitions of who was a content provider were no longer relevant. In particular it called for a new "platform-neutral" framework which would see television networks, radio stations, print media and online providers as equals under a new category called "content service enterprises". Such an enterprise would be defined via thresholds such as user or subscriber base, operating revenue or commercial scale. The review did not specify which Internet companies could come under the new scheme or hint at how broad its reach could be, but the Australian...

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