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Is that the cricket, or is your News Limited?

Submitted by rickeyre on December 5, 2006 - 8:09pm

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.

All of Rupert's daily comic books have been threatened with withdrawal of their press accreditations for the rest of the Ashes for linking to this page (and, hey, you can't use it if you don't use ActiveX anyhow).

This is how The Australian reported the woes of its parent corporation.