||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 223 (Oct)
||The claimant appeared in person.
||Stephen Bate and Sara Mansoori (instructed by Simons Muirhead & Burton) for the defendant.
||16 October 2001
Copyright - Ownership - Presumption of ownership of copyright - Literary work - Claimant asserting ownership of copyright in manuscript - Claimant issuing proceedings for recovery of editorial fees - Whether claim made out on evidence.
In an action concerning a dispute over the authorship and copyright ownership in a volume of memoirs, the court ruled, on the evidence, that the claimant had failed to make out his case and, accordingly, the action would fail.
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