Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 25 (Nov)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Nicholas Strauss QC siting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Pushpinder Saini (instructed by Lee & Thompson) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 4 November 2002

Catchwords

Copyright - Infringement - Musical work - Copying of substantial part.

The Case

In proceedings in which the claimant alleged infringement of his copyright in a song arising out of unlawful copying, the court ruled that the allegedly copied elements were quantitatively not great and qualitatively not of great originality and it followed that the copying was not substantial. Accordingly, the claim would be dismissed.

Practice Areas

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