Decision of the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine in case №12/170-20/65 of 02 February 2010 (Ukraine)

Category: Copyright law and internet

Ukrainian Musical Publishing Group, Ltd. v. TV- Radio Company “Studio 1+1”. Suit on collecting money to compensate for infringement of copyright in a musical composition.

A musical composition with words was communicated to the public as a part of audiovisual work by the defendant. Since there had not been proof of legality of using the musical composition in the audiovisual work, courts found copyright infringement and ordered the defendant to pay compensation to the plaintiff.

Links to courts’ ruling in the case (original language – Ukrainian):