Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 79 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 723 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Arnold J

Representation Jonathan Cohen (instructed by Wagner & Co) for the claimants.
  Guy Tritton (instructed by Consumer Focus) for the intervener.
  The defendant did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 26 March 2012

Catchwords

Disclosure and inspection of documents - Defendant for purposes of disclosure only - Norwich Pharmacal order - Claimants holding licences in copyrighted works - Claimants seeking Norwich Pharmacal order against defendant internet service provider company for details of customers allegedly committing copyright infringement - Whether arguable wrongs being committed against claimants - Whether claimants intending to try to seek redress - Whether disclosure of information being necessary for claimants to pursue redress - Whether order sought being proportionate - First Protocol to European Convention on Human Rights, arts 1, 8, 10 - Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, arts 7, 8, 17(2), 52(1).

The Case

Disclosure and inspection of documents Defendant for purposes of disclosure only. The Chancery Division made a Norwich Pharmacal order, allowing the first claimant company and second claimant partnership to obtain disclosure of the names and addresses of the defendant internet service provider's customers who allegedly committed infringements of copyright through peer-to-peer filesharing.

Practice Areas

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