Removing the straitjacket
The Ashdown v Sunday Times case demonstrates the liberating impact the Human Rights Act is having on UK copyright law, writes Michael Tappin
In our article in Legal Week, 19 July, we considered three recent cases of interest in the field of intellectual property. As we went to press, the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in Ashdown v Telegraph Group 2001 EWCA Civ 1142 (18/7/01). This decision considers the interaction between copyright and the right to freedom of expression provided by Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
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