Cases: Intellectual Property Law

Ashdown v Telegraph Group Ltd [2002] CH 149

    Ashdown v Telegraph Group Ltd [2002] concerns a conflict between copyright and freedom of expression.     Keywords: Copyright – Infringements – Public interests – Freedom of expression – Human Rights Act 1998 – ECHR – Article 10 – Court of Appeal – Appeal dismissed Facts: In the case of Ashdown v Telegraph…

Read Case Study

Deckmyn v Vandersteen Case C-201/13 [2014] ECDR 21

  Deckmyn v Vandersteen is a EU law case concerning the alleged copyright infringement and the definition of a concept of parody.   Keywords: Copyright – EU law – Infringement –   Belgium – Parody – The Court of Justice of the European Union Facts: In the case of Deckmyn v Vandersteen, Mr Deckmyn, a member…

Read Case Study

Newspaper Licensing Agency v Marks & Spencer plc [2000] 3 WLR 1256

Newspaper Licensing Agency v Marks & Spencer plc [2000] concerns copying and dissemination of press cuttings by a private company.   Keywords:  Copyright – Infringement – Fair dealings – Press cuttings – Photocopying – Substantial amount – Court of Appeal Facts: In Newspaper Licensing Agency v Marks & Spencer plc [2000], the plaintiff here is…

Read Case Study

England and Wales Cricket Board Ltd v Tixdaq Ltd [2016] EWHC 575

England and Wales Cricket Board Ltd v Tixdaq Ltd [2016] concerns copyright protection of sports broadcasts.     Keywords: Copyright – Intellectual property – Sports broadcasts – Cricket – Infringement – Fair dealing – Internet – Social media – Mobile applications – News reporting Facts: The defendants created an app and website, where they uploaded…

Read Case Study

Pro Sieben Media AG v Carlton UK Television Ltd [1999] 1 WLR 605

Pro Sieben Media AG v Carlton UK Television Ltd [1999] concerns the issue of fair dealing, the notion of criticism, and reporting current events.     Keywords: Copyright – Intellectual Property – Broadcast – Fair dealings – Television – Current events – Court of Appeal – Appeal allowed Facts: In Pro Sieben Media AG v…

Read Case Study