Full Spectrum: Optus wins round 1

Summary:Optus has won the first round against the sporting codes to keep its TV-recording app alive, but it is far from over.

Optus has won the first round against the sporting codes to keep its TV-recording app alive, but it is far from over.

The ruling by Justice Steven Rares in the Federal Court earlier this week that Optus' TV Now app does not infringe on the copyright of the sporting codes when it records and replays their TV broadcast has sparked concern from a number of sporting agencies that believe the ruling devalues their broadcast contracts.

But this is just the beginning, the AFL is likely to appeal the ruling in order to salvage its $153 million five-year contract for mobile broadcasting rights with Telstra, but the organisation has estimated it could take up to two years to resolve.

Full Spectrum delivers you all the latest National Broadband Network news, and keeps you up to date with the hustle and bustle of the telco industry.

Topics: Telcos, Optus

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