Devices like Slingbox appear to work by copying and transmitting a television broadcast from one place to another, which would ordinarily infringe copyright, unless an exception exists. Australian exceptions to copyright infringement for time-shifting television are quite narrowly drawn - they generally permit only recording to a particular medium, and don't allow people to make further copies or
communications of the recording. Without providing detailed legal advice, it would appear that this technology does not fit within Australia's narrow exceptions, and would probably not be legal to use here. See the Australian Copyright Council's fact sheet on time-shifting for more information.

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