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by AnnH
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases

Fatty, thank you so much for the detailed and very helpful reply, it’s greatly appreciated. I must admit I was getting a bit concerned as to why my request for a Default Judgement (made months ago) was never responded to. Aside from one email (which I aimed higher up towards Judge Hacon himself) non...
by AnnH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Thank you so much for that Andy, very useful indeed. And also for the reminder that it is up to the defendant to prove his assertions, rather than the claimant disproving them. I think he's just trying to wind me up, I'll try not to let it affect me so much.
by AnnH
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Can anybody confirm if evidence from the Wayback Machine can be presented to a court in the UK? I understand that Wayback material is admissible in the USA but I haven’t been able to find anything on the Internet about its use over here. The reason I ask is that the defendant in my case has accused ...
by AnnH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases

I feel a bit sorry for the Judges.

If I haven't received a Directions Questionnaire by mid January I'll have to try and get in touch with somebody again. So it seems like several months is the norm in the IPEC.
by AnnH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases

I suspected as much Bob. I'm dismayed that I was never informed that the other party had lodged a defence two and a half months ago. And out of time too - that is counter to the court rules. I hope the Judge who eventually examines the case will strike that defence as a result. I was also surprised ...
by AnnH
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases

I thought it might be helpful to ask those of you who have been through the IPEC (preferably small claims track) about your experiences. Particularly with timescales and communication. I filed a small and quite straightforward copyright infringement case with the IPEC SCT in August 2018. My infringe...
by AnnH
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Andy, thank you so much for your extremely helpful advice. I did indeed find the case you highlighted interesting and it does demonstrate how irrational some infringers can be. I can’t fathom how anyone could allow a case to go to court when they are undeniably guilty - their outlay will be very muc...
by AnnH
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Andy, please forgive me but I have another question and I would be grateful for your opinion. I’ve had time over the weekend to properly digest the Defence. It is nonsense, filled with the usual excuses and more besides. The defendant is also demanding proof that I have charged for the infringed pie...
by AnnH
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Thank you Andy, that is very helpful. I don’t really want to go down the mediation route for the reasons already stated, and as you say it can cause yet more delays. But I feel something of an obligation to. I’ve been told elsewhere that the court expects it and may look poorly on me if I refuse dia...
by AnnH
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

I've just found the mediation details in the IPEC small claims track guide: "The Small Claims Mediation Service is free. It is conducted by telephone. Parties can also mediate through the Small Claims Mediator without speaking to each other if they prefer. Mediation can take place at any time from i...
by AnnH
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Andy, thank you so much for the reply. I think I just needed to have a little rant about what I feel are needless statements on the part of the defendant, given my efforts to encourage him to settle and mitigate the possibility of a larger loss later on. Regarding mediation, when I filled in the ...
by AnnH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

The irony Andy, is that this person works in my profession. And the material he copied consists of a very large article about ...... copyright infringement . :shock: My infringed article describes what copyright is, how to protect your work, and how the public can avoid infringing the work of others...
by AnnH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Service of the documents on the infringer took place on 24th August. Request for Default Judgement sent to the court on 17th September. I've just today received a copy of the defence, which was stamped as received by the Court on 25th September. As of last Friday 10th November, the judge still had n...
by AnnH
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Thank you Andy, that is immensely helpful. I remain confused about why I have not been kept in the loop by either the defendant or the court. I’m also disappointed to have learnt that the case file still has not even been passed to the judge. I cannot see how the infringer could have a defence, if a...
by AnnH
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

I’m relieved to say that I have now had a response from the court. It was a one-liner but at least I know my case is in the system. Last Friday I was informed that my infringer has submitted a defence and that the clerk will pass the case to the judge for examination. I was told the clerk would send...