A torrent file purporting to be the Underbelly drama is being linked from a Dutch website.
The show that a court has ruled must not be broadcast by the Nine Network in Victoria has been uploaded to a torrent site, effectively making it downloadable internationally, including in the State of Victoria.
The uploading and downloading of television programmes and movies remains illegal under the Australian Copyright Act.
Meanwhile in Victoria, here’s what Eddie McGuire had to say prior to the screening of The Shawshank Redemption.
You better smile, Eddie….
Meanwhile, unnamed sources within Nine have told The Age the network arrogantly proceeded with the series, knowing it was a legal minefield.
“I think they’ve just gone in (to the legal issues) with … bravado and been shot down,” a Nine employee said yesterday.
Nine spokeswoman Arabella Gibson denied potential legal issues had been ignored in the lead-up to the $10.4 million series. “We are seeking to have the matter heard in the Court of Appeal on Friday. We’re working on the appeal at the moment.”
One South Melbourne Hotel last night screened the series via its satellite television, beaming in the first two episodes from Western Australia.
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Source: The Age