April 26th, 2017

In this issue:

Is It Really All About You?
Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited [2017] FCAFC 4
By Tim Brookes, Sophie Dawson, Clare Doneley and Jessica Norgard (Ashurst)

Telecommunications - A Regulatory Stocktake…
Dr Martyn Taylor (Norton Rose Fulbright) provides an overview of developments in telecommunications regulation in 2016 and what we can expect in the remainder of 2017.

Disclosing Privileged Documents to Regulators
Alex Cuthbertson, Partner, Monisha Sequeira, Senior Associate, and Alex Lee, Lawyer (Allens) report on the Cantor v Audi decision.

An Update on the Activities of the Australian Press Council
Antonia Rosen, a media lawyer at Banki Haddock Fiora, sits down with Professor David Weisbrot,
Chair of the Australian Press Council, to discuss developments in the regulation of Australian media

The Hare or the Tortoise - Is the Law Keeping Up With the Telecommunication Sector’s Blistering Pace of Change?  Thomas Jones and Michael Joffe of Corrs Chambers Westgarth take a look.

Site Blocking Case Handed Down: Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2016] FCA 1503
Simone Blackadder and Andrew Stewart (Baker McKenzie) report on the recent site blocking decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Roadshow Films v Telstra.

Selling on Social
By Emma Dowsett, Lawyer, and Rebecca Dunn, Special Counsel, Gilbert + Tobin

Profile: Ed Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee Chair, Sophie Ciufo, caught up with Ed Santow, Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, to discuss his views on key human rights issues such as freedom of speech and communication.

OPINION: Law Reform Should Protect, Not Harm, Creators
In light of the recently released report into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements by the Productivity Commission, Eli Fisher (Banki Haddock Fiora) argues that copyright law reform should protect, not harm, creators.

Challenges in Media Regulation
On 9 November, Richard Bean, Acting Chairman of ACMA spoke to CAMLA members and guests in Sydney about some of the challenges in media regulation.

Report - CAMLA Seminar -“Fair Use, Flexibility, Innovation and Creativity”
By Ashleigh Fehrenbach, Associate, MinterEllison

 

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April 23rd, 2017

"Kim Dalton is the author of Platform Papers 51, Missing in Action: The ABC and Australia’s screen culture, published 1 May. Kim Dalton is a respected broadcast and public policy professional, who as CEO of the Australian Film Commission led the policy debate around Australian content on television. As Director of ABCTV (2006–13), he increased funding for Australian programs and steered ABC TV into the digital era. Now, half a decade later, he reflects on how lack of governance and an inadequate, outdated Charter have undermined an effective policy framework built up over sixty years.

In his powerful essay, Dalton challenges Australia’s foremost cultural institution. At our breakfast he expands his discussion of the ABC’s responsibilities and the need for creative engagement with the independent production sector, and the cultural challenges of the digital world.

‘Using its status as an independent statutory authority’, he writes, the ABC ‘now disregards transparency, accountability and engagement with policy objectives, and instead pursues an internal agenda and its own priorities. He calls for a new Charter that defines the ABC’s responsibilities as a cultural leader; and sets proper measures to achieve them."

 

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