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Taming the Wild West: a Framework for Regulating and Applying Broadcasting Standards to Internet Content in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.advisor Price, Steven
dc.contributor.advisor Knight, Dean Dearing, Matthew Charles 2010-08-30T02:16:23Z 2010-08-30T02:16:23Z 2010 2010
dc.description.abstract The role of the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) is to determine the areas where, and the extent to which, television and radio broadcasters' right to freedom of expression should give way to other interests that are highly valued in society. The BSA does this by applying the Codes of Broadcasting Practice, which contain standards relating to things such as good taste and decency, balance and accuracy in news and factual programmes, privacy and children's interests. Due to a combination of media convergence onto the Internet and outdated legislation, the BSA is finding itself caught in a techno-legal time gap, where it has no ability to deal with programming content provided by broadcasters via the Internet. In the not-too-distant future, the Internet will become the dominant platform of choice, both for broadcasters to provide programming content and for consumers to receive it. This dissertation examines the impact that the Internet has had on the modern media environment and the problems raised by the BSA's lack of jurisdiction to deal with programming content located on the websites of New Zealand-based broadcasters. To ensure that the BSA and the broadcasting standards regime in general does not become obsolete, this paper advocates for the BSA to be given express statutory jurisdiction to deal with complaints concerning programming content on New Zealand-based websites operated by Internet broadcasters. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Media regulation en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject Broadcasting standards en_NZ
dc.subject Internet contents en_NZ
dc.title Taming the Wild West: a Framework for Regulating and Applying Broadcasting Standards to Internet Content in New Zealand en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 410306 Communications and Media Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 390199 Law not Elsewhere Classified en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Law en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Master's en_NZ Master of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classifie en_NZ

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