Month: November 2004

Database protection narrowed: British Horseracing Board v William Hill

The Database Right, which was thought to provide wide-ranging protection for databases far beyond that afforded by standard copyright, has been narrowed. On 9 November 2004, the European Court of Justice finally ruled in the case of British Horseracing Board v William Hill by giving answers to some key questions regarding interpretation of the Database Right, which …   Read more

Forum non conveniens principles upheld in claim against Schwarzenegger spokesman: Anna Richardson v Arnold Schwarzenegger

his case where judgment was handed down on 29 October concerned the allegations which surrounded Arnold Schwarzenegger as he stood for election as governor of California. The claimant was the television presenter Anna Richardson. She was one of a number of women who came forward and suggested that Schwarzenegger had engaged in inappropriate conduct. It …   Read more