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Antiquesportfolio.com plc v Rodney Fitch & Co Ltd.

[2001] E.C.D.R. 5

Case summary last updated at 29/01/2020 15:27 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Antiquesportfolio.com plc v Rodney Fitch & Co Ltd.

 Issue was whether a photograph of a three-dimensional object, such as a vase, was original artistic work.

Held:
 
·        Photos were taken with view of highlighting particular qualities of objects
Ø  e.g. colour, features, details.
·        Thus may be the case that degree of skill was involved in:
Ø  Positioning and angle of object
Ø  Lighting and focus.
 

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