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Copying images from the web: £6,000 damages awarded in copyright case

copyright football by Banksy

Copyright Football by Banksy, image by Duncan Hull

A recent decision by IPEC (Intellectual Property Enterprise Court) might make journalists, marketers and bloggers think twice before they reproduce images from other people’s websites, reports Cleland Thom.

The presiding judge, Richard Hacon, awarded £6,000 damages against a home improvements company who copied and pasted photos from another site.

The damages were on top of the basic cost of the images, and reflected the fact that the company’s action was ‘flagrant’. Continue reading