Ms Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

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Court grants order for extended disclosure for preliminary issues trial in copyright infringement case
United Kingdom | 30 April 2021

The Performing Right Society (PRS) Limited recently issued proceedings against Qatar Airways Group QCSC for global copyright infringement concerning the use of PRS's repertoire works in Qatar Airways' in-flight entertainment system. PRS claimed that this involved two acts which required PRS's licence as the copyright owner – namely, public performance and communication to the public. It sought injunctive relief to restrain such infringement and damages.