Matrix Media Update – 22 October 2010

22 10 2010

This is a Media Law Update covering the last week prepared by the Legal Information Team at Matrix Chambers, which they have kindly agreed to make available to readers of Inforrm.

Latest Cases

Allen v Bloomsbury Publishing plc & Ors [2010] EWHC 2560 (Ch), Ch D – 14 Oct 2010.  Claimant alleging that fourth Harry Potter book reproducing substantial part of book previously written by the claimant. The defendants applying for summary judgment of claim — whether claimant having real prospect of establishing that second defendant author having access to the earlier work when writing fourth book and having copied from it — whether claimant having real prospect of establishing that similarities relied upon amounting to a substantial part of the earlier work — whether application should be granted. Read the rest of this entry »