- Jurisdiction of Copyright Tribunal to set terms of licences covering foreign copyrights (BBC v PRSfM)
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
TMT analysis: In an appeal against a decision of the Copyright Tribunal, the High Court has held that the Copyright Tribunal does not have jurisdiction under section 126 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) to set the terms of licences of foreign copyrights. The court did find however that the Copyright Tribunal did have the power in some circumstances to make an order in respect of the whole of a licence which covers both UK copyrights and foreign copyrights—for example where jurisdiction is being exercised over UK copyrights with an incidental effect on foreign copyrights.
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