Associated Press don't want you to see their content for free. Meanwhile...

Submitted by Rick Eyre on July 25 2009, 8:13 am

As Associated Press's right hand prepares to implement something that looks suspiciously like spyware to protect their intellectual property, here's a freely-embeddable video made available by AP's left hand via their Youtube channel:

Is this the first charity appeal ever censored for endangering editorial balance?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 28 2009, 10:36 am

Outrage, rightly, for the decision of the BBC and Sky News to not screen the following public service announcement from the Disasters Emergency Committee promoting its Gaza Crisis Appeal. Is it editorially biased to promote a charitable appeal for the victims of war?

The future of newspapers arrives in Brisbane

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 8 2007, 12:16 pm

Yesterday, Fairfax launched, the website of their new newspaper, the Brisbane Times. The thing is, however, that there is no print newspaper called the Brisbane Times. The website is the newspaper.

Anything that chips away at the Murdoch monopoly in Brisbane is welcome. The question is: will the arrival of the Brisbane

Is that the cricket, or is your News Limited?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on December 5 2006, 8:09 pm

Amusing little stoush hotting up between Cricket Australia and the Murdoch Media Monolith over intellectual property rights to Test highlights.

The Murdochariat are showing three minutes of video highlights each day on the Fox Sports website, despite Cricket Australia issuing a fatwa saying they are only allowed thirty seconds. Murdochistas at News Ltd assert that they are making "fair use" of the footage for reportage of a news event.

NBC states the bleeding obvious

Submitted by Rick Eyre on November 28 2006, 10:39 pm

NBC News reached the same conclusion on Monday that we've all known since, oh, 2003: That there's a civil war in Iraq.

Matt Lauer read the solemn pronouncement on Monday's Today show, declaring that NBC (80% owned by General Electric NYSE:GE, 20% by Vivendi FR:012777) has decided to call the vicious and bloody conflict between the Shi'ites and Sunnis a "civil war".

MSNBC takes up the story.

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Another US First Amendment magic moment

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 17 2006, 10:02 pm

I always thought CNN Headline News was set us as a wall-to-wall headlines bulletin channel to complement the main CNN channel. Now, it seems they have ratings-chasing O'Reillyesque attack dogs who hound people not just to their graves, but beyond.

If the Naomi Robson episode in West Papua is high farce, the Nancy Grace interview with Melinda Duckett, aired deliberately and unapologetically after Duckett's suicide, is an outrage.

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