Feeds

cd-wow fights BPI over imported CDs

Round One to BPI

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

The music industry last week won an important legal battle in its bid to prevent discount etailer cd-wow from selling imported CDs in the UK.

Music labels, lead by trade group the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), are seeking an injunction and claiming damages from Music Trading On-Line (HK) Ltd, the firm behind cd-wow, for the sale within the Europe of CDs imported from Hong Kong.

These CDs are genuine but their sale in Britain contravenes the UK's Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the claimants argue.

In responding to the August 2002 action, Music Trading On-Line sought to limit the scope of the case by arguing that the British Phonographic Industry was not entitled to act as representatives of the whole industry against it.

However in a High Court ruling, published last week, this application was dismissed. The British Phonographic Industry is entitled to act for the whole industry in an action seeking to limit the sale of parallel imported CDs, the Vice Chancellor Right Hon. Sir Andrew Morritt ruled.

The senior judge has turned the case back to lawyers representing Music Trading On-Line and the British Phonographic Industry, whose hand has been strengthened by the Vice-Chancellor's ruling, to reach an agreement. He will consider the case again if the parties fail to agree terms.

cd-wow is yet to return our requests for comment on the case. ®

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.