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Why the drop in illegal movie downloads in Australia?

There has been a decline in online piracy in Australia, according to a report by the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) released this week at the Australian International Movie Convention, on the Gold Coast. There is no doubt that piracy in Australia is far higher than many other countries. But why are the figures actually… Keep Reading

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TV shifts from hero to zero, but even Netflix can’t kill pirating

Analyst firm UBS this week placed a halt on any growth by the Australian television networks in 2016. Instead of the previous forecast 2% growth, UBS is now predicting zero growth in the TV market. The long-term projection was also adjusted to 0.5%, down from a previous analyses which projected 2% growth. As predicted, the… Keep Reading

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Netflix arrival will be a tipping point for TV in Australia

Marc C-Scott, Victoria University 2015 will be an eventful, and testing, year for television in Australia. It could be the year that we ask the fundamental question: what is television? A year where Australia rethinks its “free television” philosophy, that tests Australia’s technological infrastructure for its capability to shift toward a television culture encompassing the… Keep Reading

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