Another continent, but the same story yet again: Global news agencies including Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, Reuters and Getty Images have refused to cover the first Cricket Test Match between Australia and New Zealand, citing a now familiar issue - discrimination over Web coverage, reports the AFP. Cricket Australia has demanded the right to choose which of the agencies' clients can receive photographs and text coverage of the Test Matches, and which of them cannot. The battle is over Intellectual property rights on the Internet, and echoes what happened in India a few months ago, around the Indian Premier League; Cricket Australia has gone a step further, and, according to the New Zealand Press Association, signalled that it wants to charge Media outlets licence fees to supply content from its venues to commercial websites. On why this is important, and…
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