Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 05 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 221 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Prosser QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Gwilym Harbottle (instructed by Hamlins LLP) for the claimant.
  Kevin Pettican (instructed by Owen Catlin and White LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 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.

The Case

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.

Practice Areas

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