||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 05 (Mar)
|| EWHC 221 (Ch)
Prosser QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court
||Gwilym Harbottle (instructed by Hamlins LLP) for the claimant.
||Kevin Pettican (instructed by Owen Catlin and White LLP) for the defendants.
||29 February 2012
Copyright - Infringement - Public performance rights - Claimant company granting defendants non-exclusive licences to perform music within its repertoire in public at a particular venue and to authorise others to do so - Claimant terminating licence and alleging defendants performing music within repertoire without licence in breach of copyright - Whether case for copyright infringement made out.
Copyright Infringement. The Chancery Division of the High Court held that the claimant company was entitled to damages from the defendants for breach of copyright by performing in public, or authorising the performance of, musical works within the company's repertoire without its licence.
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