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Ludlow Music Ltd v Williams & Others (No.2)

[2002] EWHC 638

Case summary last updated at 29/01/2020 19:07 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Ludlow Music Ltd v Williams & Others (No.2)

Robbie Williams wrote a song called ‘Jesus in a Camper Van’, which substantially copied the lyrics of an earlier song.  Copyright owner in earlier song offered to licence copyright in lyrics for 50% share of royalties in song. D refused and C sued for damages. Held:
·        Damages awarded on the basis of the going rate for licence agreements in which a similar amount of work had been copied.
·        See notes.

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