The federal court has ruled against Optus in its bid to record sporting events on behalf of subscribers.
The Federal Court has overturned a decision that allowed Optus to broadcast near-live vision of NRL and AFL matches through its mobile platform.
In a landmark decision earlier this year, Optus was found to have not breached copyright by allowing customers to watch sporting matches shown on free-to-air TV on a short delay through its mobile TV Now service.
But in Sydney today, three judges of the Federal Court allowed an appeal by Telstra and the sporting codes.
Optus is deciding whether to appeal to the High Court – I hope they do (and win).