Optus loses copyright appeal

27 04 2012

Optus has today suspended its  TV Now service, following a successful appeal against its earlier win in which the Federal Court had held that Optus was not liable for copyright infringement under the Copyright Act (Cth).

The case emerged from the Optus TV Now service which enabled Optus customers to record live TV and watch it at a later time, including AFL and ARL. The Court had earlier held that the action of recording was that of the customer and not Optus.

Optus now has 21 days in which to seek leave to appeal to the High Court.

More to follow.

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