Televised Revolution – Episode 234

It was the legal decision that surprised many and delighted others. Optus had to withdraw their TV Now product after the Federal Court determined that it was responsible for breaching copyright. Following the victory by the NRL, AFL, and Telstra, many of us who don’t know our legalese were somewhat confused by the decision.

On Televised Revolution this week we bring in friend of the podcast and intellectual property law academic Peter Black to break down the decision in a way to allow a common Joe like Dan Barrett to understand it. What did the ruling mean and just how does it differ from the legal right we all have to record a TV show on our own PVR’s?

We also take some time to look at a meeting between Ten and Google intended to strengthen Ten’s digital future and what we’ve learned of the value of these partnerships by way of Yahoo7 and NineMSN.

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Content Director at Televised Revolution

Dan Barrett is the Content Director of Televised Revolution. His musings on television have been heard across ABC Radio, on websites like The Guardian and Crikey, and drunkenly in pubs across the country. At night he spends too many hours watching repeats of Cheers.

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