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SUNDERLAND APPEALS AGAINST COPYRIGHT JUDGMENT

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Lawyers for Sunderland City Council will today appeal against a high court decision which found the authority guilt...
Lawyers for Sunderland City Council will today appeal against a high court decision which found the authority guilty of infringing copyright.

The Journal reports that in 1997 the high court upheld a claim by Pensher Security Doors Ltd that the council had passed on its door designs to other firms after it had considered - then rejected - the company's bid to supply security doors to tower blocks.

The court ruled that Sunderland had to pay£100,000 in costs and damages believed to be in the region of£250,000.

A spokesman for the council said: 'Taking into account the advice or our barrister regarding the strength of our case, we decided to proceed with an appeal against the decision.'
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