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Fairfax wins Olympics legal battle, but the war may not be over

The legal battle over Fairfax Media NZ’s use of third-party Olympics video footage may be far from over, with complainant Sky TV considering taking the...

Global: Press freedom violations up 14 per cent

The 2016 World Press Freedom Index reveals a “deep and disturbing decline in respect for media freedom”, with global press freedom violations up 14 per...

Press Council establishes Press Freedom Medal

A new annual award that recognises journalists, legal professionals and advocates of press freedom has been established by the Australian Press Council. The inaugural Press...

ASIO Act changes ‘leave press freedom at risk’

The Australian government’s proposed changes to 35P of the ASIO Act will do little to protect press freedoms and needs a public interest safeguard, according...

Publishers back calls for metadata law review

Comments by Australian Press Council chairman David Weisbrot in support of a review of the federal government’s metadata laws have won backing  from major publishers....

Behind the ‘fair use’ battle

A refusal by international sporting administrators to accept fair use provisions of Australian and New Zealand law and copyright has cast a dark shadow over...