Reformation Publishing Company Ltd v Cruiseco Ltd and Another: ChD 22 Oct 2018

Action for damages for infringement of copyright

The claimants sought damages after the defendants used songs in which they held the rights in a promotional video. The video was removed within five days of the complaint.
Held: The court awarded 38750 pounds by way of ordinary damages. The damages in such a claim were to be calculated according to the hypothetical fee for licence for the duration of the infringement, and not for a fee which might have been for a period which might have been sought in advance.

Nugee J
[2018] EWHC 2761 (Ch), [2018] WLR(D) 657
Bailii, WLRD
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
England and Wales

Intellectual Property, Damages

Updated: 02 November 2021; Ref: scu.628949