The music industry, however, has called the ruling "a milestone" and said that the consequence of this judgement will have global impact. They condemned Sharman's decision to appeal.
A spokesman for the record labels said his side was disappointed in Sharman's decision.
"We're disappointed they won't accept the umpire's decision. It can't be fair to build a business on somebody else's work," he said.
However, he added, the applicants were "absolutely delighted" with the judgement: "It's a great day for artists, and music."