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News Corporation or News Corp. is an American diversified multinational mass media corporation headquartered in New York City, United States. It is the world's second-largest media group as of 2011 in terms of revenue, and the world's third largest in entertainment as of 2009. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] The company is controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family members. [ 9 ] News Corporation is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ , with secondary listings on the Australian Securities Exchange . Formerly incorporated in South Australia, the company was re-incorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law after a majority of shareholders approved the move on 12 November 2004. At present, News Corporation is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas , in New York City , in the newer 1960s–1970s corridor of the Rockefeller Center complex.
Viacom Inc. (short for VI sual & A udio COM munications) was an American media conglomerate. Effective December 31, 2005, this corporate entity changed its name to CBS Corporation .
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act ( DMCA ) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet [ citation needed ] . Passed on October 12, 1998, by a unanimous vote in the United States Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the DMCA amended Title 17 of the United States Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of the providers of on-line services for copyright infringement by their users.
Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law , fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test .
A conglomerate is a large company that consists of diverse divisions that produce and sell unrelated goods and services. [ 1 ] Conglomerate companies tend to be large multinational corporations with operations in multiple regions of the world. [ edit ] Africa [ edit ] Asia [ edit ] Europe [ edit ] Latin America [ edit ] North America
Keith Rupert Murdoch , AC , KSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian American media mogul . Murdoch became managing director of Australia's News Limited , inherited from his father, in 1952. [ 3 ] [ 5 ] He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation , the world's second-largest media conglomerate . [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ] In the 1950s and '60s, he acquired various newspapers in Australia and New Zealand , before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969, taking over the News of the World followed closely by The Sun .