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News is information about current events. This may be provided through many different media: word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, or through the testimony of observers and witnesses to events.
Common topics for news reports include war, government, politics, education, health, the environment, economy, business, fashion, and entertainment, as well as athletic events, quirky or unusual events. Government proclamations, concerning royal ceremonies, laws, taxes, public health, and criminals, have been dubbed news since ancient times. Technological and social developments, often driven by government communication and espionage networks, have increased the speed with which news can spread, as well as influenced its content. The genre of news as we know it today is closely associated with the newspaper.

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    News article

    I wasn’t sure where to put on this site so considering the issue is a result of a criminal case I’ll post here. What are the legalities in news articles written about court outcomes? I have a news article written about my sentencing outcome (community service and 15 month corrections order)...
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    QLD Fair Dealing Period - Newsworthy

    Under S42 Copyright Act there is the Fair Dealing Defence. Part of this defence is News. What is a reasonable effluxion of time when the item can no longer be considered as News and loses protection of S42 defence Where can I find Case Law in relation to S42 Fair Dealing. Has there been a...