Optus’ Australian Consumer Law case against AFL CEO dismissed

28 February 2012: The Federal Court has dismissed Optus’ case against AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou alleging misleading and deceptive conduct under Australian Consumer Law.  Edmonds J of the Federal Court ruled that Andrew Demetriou’s recent statements critical of Optus’ TV Now service did not constitute misleading and deceptive conduct.  The CEO’s statements came in the wake of a recent Federal Court decision that Optus’ TV Now service, which allows users to watch near-live recordings of TV broadcasts, did not infringe the AFL and other sports bodies copyright.

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