The DBCDE has released its interim review of convergent media in Australia. The final report is due to be completed by the end of March 2012. The Interim Report has met with some concern from those parties who stand to be affected by regulatory changes in a converged media environment.
Among the concerns are a lack of clarity surrounding the establishment of ‘content service enterprises’, which have been suggested to create regulatory parity across media platforms. Further, there is discussion in the report that a new regulator be established, an idea which has been met with some criticism and confusion. Many submissions since the report’s publication have suggested that the market failures that the report is trying to address cannot yet be perceived, and that premature regulation may stifle innovation.
Click here to read the interim report in full.