AEI Rediffusion Music Ltd v Phonographic Performance Ltd: CA 1 Feb 1999

The copyright tribunal was given a wide discretion for the awarding of costs on applications made to it for licenses. The nature of the applications and the different basis makes it dangerous to import rules for awards from the general rules on costs. The Copyright Tribunal was wrong to award costs on an award to settle the terms of a license on the basis of costs following the event. The discretion and duties to allow for all factors were rather wider.
The court considered the approach to be taken on an appeal. Lord Woolf MR said ‘Before the court can interfere it must be shown that the judge has either erred in principle in his approach or has left out of account or has taken into account some feature that he should, or should not, have considered, or that his decision was wholly wrong because the court is forced to the conclusion that he has not balanced the various factors fairly in the scale.’
The court considered the ability of an appellate court to review a decision of a first instance judge on matters with his discretion.
Woolf MR, Mummery LJ, Mantell LJ
Gazette 24-Mar-1999, Times 03-Mar-1999, [1999] 1 WLR 1507, [1999] EWCA Civ 834, [1999] 2 All ER 299, [1999] EMLR 335, [1999] CPLR 551, [1999] RPC 599
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Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 135D 135E
England and Wales
Citing:
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Updated: 07 April 2021; Ref: scu.119308