Village Roadshow donates millions to major parties while lobbying on piracy

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Village Roadshow donates millions to major parties while lobbying on piracy

Post by IceCube » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:45 am

Media giant Village Roadshow has donated a staggering $6.7m to Australia’s major political parties while successfully lobbying for tougher piracy laws, analysis shows.

Village Roadshow has been a prolific donor to the Liberals and Labor in the past two decades, and its contributions appear to peak during major debates about Australia’s copyright laws and online piracy.

By far the biggest yearly contribution ($1.2m) was made in 2015-16, at roughly the same time Australia’s parliament passed a major piece of legislation curbing online piracy.

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