Digital media prone to content influx, Australian inquiry told
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 21/09/2011 14:01
Digital media should be regulated to ensure Australian content levels do not fall, an inquiry into the future communications landscape has said.
While traditional media such as film, television and radio are subject to Australian content regulations, new platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, apps and interactive media are not.
To read this report in The Australian in full, see:
New rules tipped for television content
The government's review of media rules for the digital age is looking at entirely dropping Australian quotas for television and radio, or making them apply to websites too if it decides they should be kept.
The Convergence Review was set up last year to examine media regulations in light of the internet revolution, and was joined last week by a print-focused inquiry headed by retired judge Ray Finkelstein. They will report together next year.