Optus TV Now appeal commences

14 March 2012:  The National Rugby League (NRL) has begun its appeal against a court decision made last year, which found that Optus did not infringe on the copyright of sporting codes by providing a service for users to record TV programs to watch later on mobile phones.  At the time, Justice Steven Rares ruled that the act of recording initiates when the user hits the record button on the app, which he said is no different to the act of recording using a VCR or a digital video recorder.

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