||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 375 (Nov)
Lawrence Collins J
||Mark Vanhegan (instructed by Wiggin & Co) for the claimants.
||The second defendant did not appear and was not represented.
||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 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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