The clear "commercial stoush" between Sky TV and Fairfax NZ over Olympic footage had "exactly the right outcome," says Chapman Tripp partner. With special feature audio.
"Having worked in NZ free-to-air TV in the past, I always thought the gentlemen's agreement pertaining to 'fair dealing' was for the non-rights holders to broadcast a max of 90 seconds of footage per day and only as part of a general news broadcast. Has this now changed?"
Aping the US will just create uncertainty and enrich lawyers, says Copyright Licensing New Zealand's chief executive. With special feature audio.
"They [Fairfax & NZME] knew they could arouse public antagonism towards Sky. The fact they are both Australian-controlled media organisations seeking to merge and dominate print media in NZ was incidental?"