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Australia: Commercial radio takes on tech giants at Digital Platforms Inquiry

 |  February 25, 2019

Commercial Radio Australia has commented on a range of measures to protect broadcasters’ content and limit the ability of the global tech giants to use their market power to unfairly erode the business model of commercial radio stations.

In a submission in response to the preliminary report of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s Digital Platforms Inquiry, CRA called for stronger protections to limit third parties from benefiting from Australian radio content, including live radio streams and podcasts, without the permission of the content owners.

“CRA submits that large digital platforms should be independently monitored – with the Commission setting terms and conditions of access – to ensure that they do not use their market power to favor their own businesses or to divert consumers from the websites of content creators, thus appropriating revenue competition in the supply of media content,” the submission said.

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