3. Cognate law relevant to broadcasting.

The domestic law relating to broadcasting1, which now tends to be addressed in the context of a digital economy or as part of the law that applies to the wider communications sector2, has a broad scope but it is necessary to look beyond the obvious statute law in order to address all aspects of the subject.

Copyright and related issues of intellectual property law attach to media content (including literary, dramatic and musical works, artistic works, sound recordings, films, broadcasts) and protect rights in such property, allowing media organisations to exploit the property and generate revenue from it3. However, any