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Robin Ray v Classic FM Plc

[1998] FSR 622

Case summary last updated at 29/01/2020 16:46 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Robin Ray v Classic FM Plc

Facts below. Was argued that as C had been commissioned to create databases, copyright in these was vested in D. Held:
 
·        If C is commissioned to carry out work for D, in absence of express or implied agreement to contrary work belongs to C.
Ø  Mere fact that C has been commissioned does not mean commissioner is entitled to the copyright
·        However implied agreement to contrary may be found if it is reasonably necessary to give business efficacy to contract.

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