References:  UKSC 18, UKSC 2011/0202,  3 CMLR 11,  ECDR 10,  2 All ER 852,  EMLR 21,  RPC 19
Links: Bailii, Bailii Summary, SC Summary, SC
Coram: Lord Neuberger, President, Lord Kerr, Lord Clarke, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath
Ratio: The agency alleged copyright infringement by the members of the appellant association who were licensed to copy newspaper articles for its members as part of its news monitoring service.
Held: It was necessary to refer to the European Court of Justice the question of whether article 5.1 of the 2001 Directive, as implemented in section 28A of the 1998 Act are satisfied.
Statutes: Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, Directive 2001/29/EC
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case cites:
- At first Instance – The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and Others v Meltwater Holding Bv and Others ChD (Bailii,  EWHC 3099 (Ch))
The claimant newspapers complained of the spidering of the web-sites and redistribution of the materials collected by the defendants to its subscribers. The defendants including the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) denied that they . .
- Appeal from – The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and Others v Meltwater Holding Bv and Others CA (Bailii,  EWCA Civ 890,  RPC 1,  Bus LR 53)
The defendant companies provided media monitoring services, automatically searching web-sites for terms of interest. The claimant newspapers operated a licensing system through the first claimant permitting the re-use of the content on its members . .
(This list may be incomplete)
Last Update: 20 April 2020