Television broadcast copyright infringement UK High Court awards injunctions and damages for copyright infringement in Sky Sports' license case

Television broadcast copyright infringement

UK High Court awards injunctions and damages for television broadcast copyright infringement
 

Television broadcast copyright infringement

Television broadcast copyright infringement

High Court of Justice, Chancery division, Intellectual property
 
Before: Mr Justice Birss
 
Between:
 
Claimants
 
(1) British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc

(2) British Sky Broadcasting Group Ltd

(3) Sky Subscriber Service Ltd
 
and
 
Defendants
 
(1) Christopher John Duarte (trading as Crispin Inn)

(2) Elizabeth Mary Polding (trading as Eccleston Arms)

(3) Gloria J. Allen (trading as Lettered Board)

(4) Royston Paulk Kift (trading as Plough and Harrow Inn)

Judgement Date: 15th January 2014
 
Facts
 
The claimants successfully brought a number of actions for damages and injunctions in the Patent County Court against licensees who have been showing Sky Sports without a commercial viewing agreement.

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