Copyright and Database rights – examples of mediations undertaken

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Copyright and Database rights – examples of mediations undertaken

A multi­party dispute concerning the exploitation of sound recordings and the back catalogue of a major rock star.

 

A dispute concerning alleged joint ownership of code and artwork for an internet portal.

 

A database copyright dispute raising numerous issues including the level of intellectual creativity required under the Database Directive (96/9/EC), and various other issues under that Directive and the E-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC).

 

A dispute between housebuilders concerning alleged infringement of copyright in house designs raising issues of ownership, level of originality required for copyright works and the extent of reproduction required for infringement. 

 

A claim by a software house against a financial institution for database right and copyright infringement raising various issues in relation to pre-existing software or ‘background’, and bespoke software or ‘foreground’, the scope of licences and contracts for development and subsequent support.

 

An action brought by a software house against an alleged supplier of counterfeit software following various arrests and execution of search and seizure orders.

 

A claim by a software house against a financial institution for database right and copyright infringement raising various issues in relation to pre-existing software or ‘background’, and bespoke software or ‘foreground’, the scope of licences and contracts for development and subsequent support.

 

A multi-party dispute concerning incorporation of data into a third party database involving claims for delivery-up, injunctions etc.

 

A dispute concerning alleged misuse of a customer account database.

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