MH Dispute Resolution

Friday 4 October 2013

A picture is worth a thousand…pounds?

The possible perils of making use of photographs found on the internet are ably illustrated by the recent case of Jason Sheldon v Daybrook House Promotions Limited [2013] EWPCC 26 in which the Patents County Court (which has been renamed and reconstituted as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court from 1 October 2013) gave judgment on a preliminary issue as to the appropriate measure of damages in a case of copyright infringement in a celebrity photograph.