[LINK] Re: Update on streamign media, etc
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 14:23:26 +0930
david higgins wrote:
> Terry O'Connor at Alston's office is saying this morning that DCITA is only
> looking at the streamign media issue in terms of datacasting -- ie not
> broadband cable, dsl, etc.
> It's hard to believe even the DCITA would imagine they could broadly
> regulate AV content across the Internet.
And yet the Minister has said as much on "Sunday" and DCITA's
spokesperson was quoted on page 1 some months back by an
incredulous "Australian" with the 'if it looks like TV it will
be regulated by TV' quote when asked about Internet content.
I'm not doubting that the department's view may have changed.
But I am very displeased with their current "policy by press release"
strategy where determining the Minister's and Department's view
becomes akin to tealeaf reading.
It makes planning almost impossible. And without planning there
can be no business case made and no investment sought.
Glen Turner Network Engineer
(08) 8303 3936 Australian Academic and Research Network
The revolution will not be televised, it will be digitised