||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 95 (Dec)
Judge Weeks QC sitting as a judge of the High Court
||The claimant appeared in person.
||Simon Malynicz (instructed by SJ Berwin) for the defendant.
||4 December 2003
Copyright - Infringement - Independent design - Claimant revealing proposal for betting scheme to defendant - Claimant alleging defendant infringing copyright - Defendant's application to strike out claim.
A claim for breach of copyright in respect of a betting scheme was struck out on the basis that the similarities between the claimant's and the defendant's schemes were at such a level of abstraction that no court could conclude that the defendant had made use of the claimant's skill and efforts.
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