Copyright case: BBC v Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd, United Kingdom

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April 19, 2019

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The Court concluded that the Copyright Tribunal does not have jurisdiction under section 126 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 to set the terms of licences of foreign copyrights; but that it nevertheless has the power in some circumstances to make an order in respect of the whole of a licence which covers both UK copyrights and foreign copyrights.

Case date: 06 November 2018
Case number: [2018] EWHC 2931 (Ch)
Court: High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Chancery Division

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.