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[FYI] Australia to license streaming content

... weil es ja Rundfunk ist. Frage: Wie ist denn das dann mit
deutschen Anbietern, die aus Australien abgerufen werden?


Streaming review
worries Internet

Australian new media companies
are protesting against a Federal
Government review into Internet
streaming which they say could
turn Australia into an Internet island.

The Government is to commission an Australian
Broadcasting Authority (ABA) review into Internet
streaming, the process of putting audio and video on the

The inquiry would consider whether Internet streaming
should come under the definition of broadcasting, which
could lead to broadcast licence payments.

Internet audio jockeys say that would risk substantial
investment for local companies, even spreading out and
hurting the bigger telecommunications groups.

The ABA review will be held some time between now and
January 2002.

Kristian Köhntopp, NetUSE AG Siemenswall, D-24107 Kiel
Tel: +49 431 386 436 00, Fax: +49 431 386 435 99
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