n Without Prejudice - Warning for co-authors : company law

Volume 9, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



On June 1 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal in passed judgement which will have "do-or-die" implications for those co-authors of copyright works seeking to sue, individually, for the full amount of damages flowing from copyright infringement. The Supreme Court ruled that failure of a plaintiff to join the co-authors of a work, or to make out a case as to why it is entitled to sue without doing so, will mean the plaintiff will not be able to claim all the damages flowing from copyright infringement.

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