Month: January 2005

BSkyB to obtain Ofcom permission for terrestrial highlight package for test cricket

The hysterical reaction to Sky’s capture of the exclusive live rights to home Test match cricket (which saw some press commentators holding Rupert Murdoch’s organisation responsible for the growing obesity of British youth) has now reached the final stage with the announcement of Ofcom’s intention to approve Channel 5’s award of a highlight package (a …   Read more

‘375 Fresh New Ideas’ Not Copied: IPC Media Ltd V Highbury-SPL Publishing Ltd

The publishers of IDEAL HOME magazine have lost their claim of copyright infringement against a rival home decorating magazine. IPC Media Limited claimed that the publishers of HOME magazine, Highbury-SPL Publishing Limited, had copied the covers and certain parts of the internal sections of three issues of IDEAL HOME. The High Court found no copying …   Read more