Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 375 (Nov)
Court: Chancery Division

Lawrence Collins J

Representation Mark Vanhegan (instructed by Wiggin & Co) for the claimants.
  The second defendant did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 28 November 2005


Copyright - Infringement - Authorising infringement without licence of owner - Defendants downloading sound recordings from internet onto their computers - Claimants applying for summary judgment against second defendant - Whether second defendant having realistic prospect of success at trial - , Designs and Patents Act 1988, ss 16(1)(d), 20.

The Case

The claimants were granted summary judgment in an action concerning copyright infringement in sound recordings downloaded from the internet, brought under ss16(1)(d) and 20 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, where the court was satisfied that the second defendant had no realistic prospect of succeeding at trial.

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