May 11, 2009 by Catherine Bond
Catherine Bond is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia.
IceTV Pty Limited v Nine Network Australia Pty Limited  HCA 14
In mid-2008, when the High Court of Australia granted special leave to appeal in the copyright case IceTV Pty Ltd v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd, Australian copyright scholars were surprised. When, on 22 April 2009 the High Court returned a 6-0 verdict finding in favour of IceTV and that no copyright infringement had occurred, Australian copyright academics and practitioners were even more surprised as this was not the verdict that many had been expecting.