News Corp Makes Stand Outside Venues In Challenge To Outdated Games Rights

Change must start somewhere - by Patrick B. Kraemer

The subsidised nature of global sports governance came under the spotlight today as News Corp Australia announced that it will not accredit journalists and photographers for the home Gold Coast Commonwealth Games unless rights restrictions that make little sense in the digital world of 2018 are relaxed significantly. The same threat is  extended to the Winter Olympic Games next February, while Fairfax Media, like News Corp the parent of many print and online titles, and AAP, the Australian news agency, has also expressed its concern over the same issue and is yet to agree to accreditation terms for the Gold Coast multi-sports event.

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The subsidised nature of global sports governance came under the spotlight today as News Corp Australia announced that it will not accredit journalists and photographers for the home Gold Coast Commonwealth Games unless rights restrictions that make little sense in the digital world of 2018 are relaxed significantly. The same threat is  extended to the Winter Olympic Games next February, while Fairfax Media, like News Corp the parent of many print and online titles, and AAP, the Australian news agency, has also expressed its concern over the same issue and is yet to agree to accreditation terms for the Gold Coast multi-sports event.

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