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Submission + - Australian Federal Court Ruling Has Lobbyists Scrambling (abc.net.au) 1

SandmanWAIX writes: A recent Australian Federal Court ruling found in favour of major telco Optus and determined they are not in breach of copyright with their TV Now service. This service allows mobile phone customers to record/watch free-to-air tv calling in to question the value of exclusivity deals signed with other major carriers.

“Telstra has exclusive online broadcast rights for both the AFL and NRL, and its latest online deal with the AFL for the 2012-16 seasons cost the telco $153 million.”

"What's a matter for us is considering whether or not there needs to be changes to the copyright laws in view of these circumstances," Prime Minister Gillard said.

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Submission + - News Corp Pays Out For Hacking (abc.net.au)

SandmanWAIX writes: "Rupert Murdoch's media empire has made huge payouts to 37 phone-hacking victims, including actor Jude Law, singer Danii Minogue, and former British deputy prime minister John Prescott, their lawyers said."
Huge is a relative term isn't it?

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