Legal Developments: Magazine wars
The recent case of IPC Media v Highbury House has highlighted the importance of specificity when claiming breaches of copyright. Andrew Joyce reports
In his recent High Court ruling, Mr Justice Laddie had no hesitation in taking the rather unusual step of making an order for indemnity costs against the UK’s largest magazine publisher, IPC Media Limited, following its defeat in a three-week copyright trial. The judgment and subsequent costs award highlight the need for publishers to review their position carefully and objectively before pursuing allegations of copyright infringement.
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