||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 157 (Apr)
|| EWHC 841 (Ch)
||James Mellor QC and Lindsay Lane (instructed by DLA Piper UK LLP) for the claimants.
||Richard Meade QC and Philip Roberts (instructed by Olswang) for the defendants.
||23 April 2010
Copyright - Infringement - Chronological list of football matches - Second to fifth claimants organising professional football matches in England and Scotland - First and sixth defendants exploiting data and rights in connection with those matches including annual fixture lists produced and published for purposes of English and Scottish Premier leagues and football leagues - Whether rights subsisting in annual fixture lists.
Copyright Infringement. In three copyright and database right infringement actions, concerning whether any, and, if so, what rights subsisted in the annual fixtures lists produced for the purposes of the English and Scottish (football) Premier Leagues and football leagues (the fixtures list), the Chancery Division held that the fixtures list were protected by database copyright, but not by sui generis database right or any other copyright.
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