Copyright [F]laws

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Australia has a tendency of allowing the near monopolisation of media and telecommunications industries. NewsCorp’s ownership of cable television network Foxtel has funnelled Australia’s media through an astronomically priced and arguably outdated model, slowing the release of new content produced abroad. This is the flip side to copyright ownership, while the majority of people try to avoid breaching copyright, there are small percentages that control those rights and dictate how and when they’ll be resealed to the public. Though evolving internet based media platforms today complicate copyright laws and enforcement in comparison to 20 years ago, in which linear information models such as television where the only forms if media consumption. As Internet video services such as Netflix have developed, people have turned to these viable alternatives for media consumption due to ease of access and low costs. As expected though, in Australia it isn’t that simple as television rights…

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  1. The Internet and Netflix are alternative ways of download and viewing media. The regulations and laws are blurred in this area, people on the internet can be illusive, they use these mediums to their advantage, users are opened up to a world of dangers and possibilities. This is great and taking into consideration, the complications incurred by our movement towards a deeper involvement into technology is very relevant to us as emerging students engaging with this on a daily basis.

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