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Optus TV Now … 2

Follow last Friday’s post, in the twittersphere @wenhu points out that s 22(6) defines who the maker of a communication is: (6)  For the purposes of this Act, a communication other than a broadcast is taken to have been made by the person responsible for determining the content of the communication. (6A)  To avoid doubt, for the purposes of subsection (6), a person is not responsible for determining the content of a communication merely.. Read More

Optus TV Now and the threat to sports’ millions

The media yesterday was splashed with stories about how Optus is threatening the flow of revenues to sports such as the NRL and the AFL through its TV Now service (for example, here and here and here). Hundreds of millions of dollars are apparently at stake. Basically, it looks like you download an “app” to your phone or computer and you can then record (or perhaps more strictly, instruct Optus to.. Read More

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