NZ government ponders digital media regulation

Two reports examine the options for regulation of content and of competitionBroadcasting minister Trevor Mallard and communications minister David Cunliffe jointly issued a research report this morning on the regulation of digital broadcasting.The report concentrates on options for regulating and encouraging competition in digital channels. A separate paper, under Mallard’s imprint alone, discusses content regulation.The potential regulatory schemes seek to cover an increasingly converged range of digital media, where a clear line can no longer be drawn between audiovisual internet content and broadcast television programmes.

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