Has it ever been confirmed in court that accessing electronic content from another geographic locale is parallel importing?
It has not.
That was the assumption made by slingshots lawyer, (and clearly sky etc had lawyers that felt they could argue this opposite) but until a judge declares one way or the other the matter is very much undecided.
That ain't no thang. Lawyers always feel they can argue the opposite. You got cash, they'll happily argue black is white and up is down all day long.
That's a very common misconception of how lawyers work - based probably on TV shows.
You see? Black is white, my friend.
The lawyers I have dealt with over years are self thinkers and don't need others to do it for them. They also follow the law, they are officers of the court.
Should a lawyer give bad advice, by allowing frivolous actions and statements in legal case, the Judge would take a dim view, reputation would disappear. The law is the law, any grey areas can be argued. That where it ends. I don't watch legal drama, I'm unsure how they act there, excuse the pun.