Whether the next stages of development will tackle widespread abuse of the takedown system remains to be seen but the High Court of Justice, via the Business and Property Court in Birmingham, UK, hopes to reduce the volume, if only by a little.
Two Can Play The Takedown Game
Those with both the time and the patience to read the judgment handed down last week in Moviebox Megastores International Ltd & Ors v Rahi & Ors will likely emerge from the other side with a) a headache and b) relief that relatively few copyright takedown abuse cases ever get near a courtroom.
The judgment references a trial related to three sets of proceedings that were consolidated by court order in 2021.
The Court’s timeline of the dispute dates back to February 2017 when singer and claimed songwriter Mohammad Rahi…