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stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Sep 1 23:39:15 AEST 2011

Broken concepts: The Australian communications legislative landscape

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)


29 August 2011

Convergence has broken or is straining many of the constructs and 
concepts that form the building blocks of current communications and 
media regulation, according to analysis by the Australian Communications 
and Media Authority.

'Broken concepts: The Australian communications legislative landscape' 
highlights the ever-increasing strain on old concepts struggling with new 

Of the 55 legislative concepts analysed in the paper, the majority are 
either 'broken' or under signifcant pressure from the effects of 

These 'broken concepts' are symptoms of the deeper change of 
digitalisation breaking those now outdated propositions, including that 
content can by how it is delivered.


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