Someone recently bought our

students are currently browsing our notes.


Beloff v Pressdram Ltd

[1973] RPC 756

Case summary last updated at 29/01/2020 17:51 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Beloff v Pressdram Ltd

C wrote an internal memorandum relating to a member of the government which was leaked to Private Eye, who then published it. D sought to rely on defence of ‘fair dealing for the purposes of review or criticism’. Held:
·        For unpublished works, is generally not ‘fair’ dealing to reproduce any of work at all.
Ø  this is especially case where unpublished work has been ‘leaked’ by unidentified source, or obtained in breach of confidence.
·        Thuson facts, D could not rely on defence of fair dealing.

Have you seen Oxbridge Notes' best Intellectual Property Law study materials?

Our law notes have been a popular underground sensation for 10 years:

  • Written by Oxford & Cambridge prize-winning graduates
  • Includes copious academic commentary in summary form
  • Concise structure relating cases and statutes into an easy-to-remember whole
  • Covers all major cases for LLB exams
  • Satisfaction guaranteed refund policy
  • Recently updated
Intellectual Property Law Notes

Intellectual Property Law Notes >>