British Northrop Limited v Texteam Blackburn Limited: ChD 1974

Megarry J said; ‘Copyright is concerned not with any originality of ideas but with their form of expression, and it is in that expression that originality is requisite. That expression need not be original or novel in form, but it must originate with the author and not be copied from another work . . A drawing which is simply traced from another drawing is not an original artistic work: a drawing which is made without any copying from anything originates with the artist.’
Megarry J
[1974] RPC 57
England and Wales
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