24 May 2012: In the wake of the Federal Court ruling that Optus’ TV-recording app TV Now infringes on copyright, at least two similar cloud-based recording services have been suspended.
Beem, a TV-recording cloud service that allows playback on phones and tablets, lashed out at the ruling on its website, saying that its customers’ rights had been “diminished”, and that the company had believed its service to be covered by the provisions in the Copyright Act.
MyTVR is a web-based TV-recording service that lets customers record and play free-to-air TV from Sydney and Melbourne TV stations on PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPod Touches and some Nokia devices. While suspending its service, the company said that it had pioneered cloud-based TV recording in Australia in 2009.
Full story here. Read Nicholls Legal’s case note on the Optus TV Now decision here.