The UK High Court gives guidance in relation to State aid which may in fact make reliance upon State aid issues more “infrequent” and onerous than was previously the case (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors)

Of Megabytes and Men: the private use exception under the judicial lens and lessons for state aid claims* On 19 June 2015, the High Court allowed a claim for judicial review against the decision to introduce a narrow ‘private copying’ exception to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the “CDPA 1988”). The decision is of interest to EU and competition lawyers for two reasons: (1) its examination of the standard of review in public law cases with an EU law dimension and also (2) its analysis of the state aid issues which were raised. In R (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and ors) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2015] EWHC 1723 (Admin) (“BASCA”), the Court was faced with an application concerning the Secretary of State’s decision to

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Ravi S. Mehta, The UK High Court gives guidance in relation to State aid which may in fact make reliance upon State aid issues more “infrequent” and onerous than was previously the case (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), 19 June 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2015, Art. N° 74469

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