Optus has today filed an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court in relation to the Full Court of the Federal Court’s decision in National Rugby League Investments Pty Limited v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd  FCAFC 59 (a copy of which can be found here). In their decision,
the Full Court overturned Rares J’s judgment at first instance and held that Optus’ “TV Now” service breached the copyright rights of the Australian Football League, National Rugby League and Telstra Corporation.
A detailed discussion of the Full Court’s decision can be found here. Previous posts on this case can be found here and here. King & Wood Mallesons is acting for the AFL and Telstra in these proceedings.