BSI Enterprises Ltd and another v Blue Mountain Music Ltd

Copyright – Ownership. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimants' appeal regarding dismissal of their application for declarations regarding the ownership of copyright in the music and lyrics of certain Bob Marley songs. On the true construction of an agreement which pre-dated the claimants' purported acquisition of copyright, a group of companies, of which the defendant company was a member, was the copyright owner of those works and there had been no error of law in the judge's interpretation of that agreement.

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