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Islands in the Streaming: Local and niche content discovery in a global TV distribution market

22 November 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST


Join Hacks/Hackers Brisbane in-person at ABC South Bank or online to hear ADM+S researcher, Dr Kylie Pappalardo talk about the legal and social challenges that have arisen in the wake of massive changes to film and television distribution in Australia.

In this talk, Dr. Kylie Pappalardo will explore the legal and social challenges that have arisen in the wake of massive changes to film and television distribution in Australia. What is the future of public service broadcasting and local Australian content in the video streaming era? What are the implications of streaming for access to audiovisual culture, especially ‘long tail’ content? And how do recommender systems work, and should they be optimised to recommend content that meets prosocial goals? This talk covers work-in-progress and an ongoing research agenda that Kylie is pursuing under an Australian Research Council (ARC) early career research fellowship.


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Dr Kylie Pappalardo is an Associate Investigator at the Queensland University of Technology node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S). She studies how automation, digital distribution, and intellectual property laws shape the reach and diversity of our culture. Her work seeks to develop and inform law, public policy and industry norms that prioritise marginalised voices and diverse perspectives in the production and distribution of screen content.

Kylie is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a Chief Investigator with the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research (DECRA) Fellow (2021-2024) (DE210100525). Her DECRA project examines the impact of copyright law in Australia’s screen industries, focusing on distribution and access to audiovisual material. It considers how the high costs and complex logistics of screen production and distribution can be reconciled with the public goal of broad, affordable and sustained availability of audiovisual content that represents the full diversity of Australia’s people and cultures.

Kylie holds degrees in Law and Creative Writing from QUT, a Master of Law from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and a PhD from the Australian Catholic University. Her doctoral thesis examined the regulation of online service providers for third party copyright infringement.

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22 November 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST


ABC South Brisbane
114 Grey St
Brisbane, QLD 4101