Optus wins first round of TV Now litigation

1 February 2012: Optus has won the first round in its TV Now litigation, with Federal Court Justice Steven Rares finding that the company’s service did not infringe the copyright of the NRL, AFL and Telstra (rightsholders of a several sporting broadcasts recorded using Optus’ service).  Optus’ TV Now service enables its customers to record free-to-air TV programs (the recordings are stored on Optus’ cloud storage platform) and stream the recorded programs to their devices for later viewing.

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