Optus vs the NRL

8 February 2012

Associate Professor Kim Weatherall comments on the move by Sport chiefs to ask the Government to amend the Optus versus NRL Copyright decision.

The Federal Court ruled that Optus is not breaching copyright by allowing customers to watch sporting matches shown on free-to-air TV on a short delay through its mobile TV Now service.

In an opinion piece for Crikey, Associate Professor Weatherall says such a proposed amendment to the decision cannot be taken at face value.

"Our copyright law is a wondrous complex beast, and even apparently simple tweaks carry the potential for significant unintended consequences," she writes.

View the entire article - A simple copyright amendment? Sports chiefs don't understand

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