Phonographic Performance Limited v Department of Trade and Industry HM Attorney General: ChD 23 Jul 2004

The claimant represented the interests of copyright holders, and complained that the defendant had failed to implement the Directive properly, leaving them unable properly to collect royalties in the music rental market. The respondent argued that the claim arose when the directive should have been implemented properly but had not been.
Held: The damage was continuing. The claims were not statute-barred because they are both claims in respect of a continuing breach of duty and a cause of action in which damage is an essential ingredient. Nor was the claim an abuse of process. Parliament had set limitation periods and courts must respect them.
Vice-Chancellor, The Vice-Chancellor
[2004] EWHC 1795 (Ch), Times 27-Aug-2004, [2004] 1 WLR 2893, [2005] 1 All ER 369, [2004] 3 CMLR 31, [2004] Eu LR 1003
Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 67 72, Council Directive 92/100/EEC the Rental Directive
England and Wales
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Updated: 18 October 2021; Ref: scu.199478