Thursday, April 23, 2009

IceTV Judgment - copyright and electronic program guides

See Story in SMH.

Judgment on Austlii

2 comments:

Sandy Lau said...

I personally believe that the Nine "database" should be copyrighted.

IceTV is making money by infringing Nine's copyright.

Amendments should be made under Copyright legislation so that companies such as the Nine network could be protected. This protection should extend to the information in databases.

Elena Tsangari said...

This is an excellent result for competition. It indicates that large companies will be forced to accept that the internet has created a very different world and they now must compete within that forum and no longer use the court system to try and still competition in order to protect the traditional systems which have been so profitable for them in the past.