Image Rights in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Proactive Sports Management Ltd v Rooney and another
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 15 Jul 2010

    Mrs Coleen Rooney is, of course, WR's wife and the mother of his child. They met when they were still at school and she was his regular girlfriend when he became a professional footballer. As Mr Stretford pointed out —and as is well known —the wives and girlfriends of professional footballers attract a good deal of media attention and some, such as Mrs Rooney, achieve celebrity status in their own right.

    Mr Chaisty, of course, relied primarily on the absence of any clear, express provision conferring any rights to post-termination commission on Proactive. He also sought to support his argument by counter-examples of the commercial consequences of construing the contract in the way contended for on behalf of Proactive.

    For my part, I do not consider that the word “payable” in clause 6.2 of the Image Rights Representation Agreement can bear the weight which Mr Mill seeks to place upon it. The obvious purpose and effect of adopting this particular expression is to ensure that Proactive's right to commission crystallises at the time when any sum due from a third party under any relevant contract or arrangement falls due for payment rather than when it is actually paid.

    The particular features of the Image Rights Representation Agreement which, in Stoneygate's contention, render it unenforceable as being in unreasonable restraint of trade are set out at paragraph 37 of its Re-Re-Amended Defence.

    The terms of the Agreement were effectively dictated by Proactive. There was no meaningful negotiation whatever, save perhaps in relation to the signing-on fee. WR and his family had no commercial experience and were utterly unsophisticated in financial and contractual matters.

  • R (Andrew Wood) v the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 May 2009

    This cluster of values, summarised as the personal autonomy of every individual and taking concrete form as a presumption against interference with the individual's liberty, is a defining characteristic of a free society. At the same time it is important that this core right protected by Article 8, however protean, should not be read so widely that its claims become unreal and unreasonable.

  • Proactive Sports Management Ltd v Rooney and another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 01 Dic 2011

    It will be recalled that the Rooneys had no legal advice at the time of execution. This is all the more important in the light of the judge's finding that, on Proactive's side, a longer term than usual was demanded for the IRRA because it was known that WR was "hot property". The absence of independent legal advice in my judgment deprives the fact that the Rooneys were content with the terms of the IRRA of probative weight on the restraint of trade issue.

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  • Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ......; to amend the offence of possession of extreme pornographic images; to make provision about the proceedings and powers of courts and ... (1) Section 53 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (rights of appeal from the Court of Protection) is amended as follows. . (2) ......
  • Coronavirus Act 2020
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2020
    ...... board established under section 86 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; . (r) (r) an appeal panel constituted under the School ... (b) (b) an unauthorised transmission, . of an image or sound which is being broadcast in accordance with a direction under ......
  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2008
    ...... of a Crown Prosecutor that do not involve the exercise of such rights of audience as are mentioned in paragraph (a) above but are exercisable in ...Pornography etc. . S-63 . Possession of extreme pornographic images 63 Possession of extreme pornographic images . (1) It is an offence for ......
  • Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009
    • Scotland
    • 1 de Enero de 2009
    ...... place in which A can be observed by B other than by B looking at an image, and. . . (b) to B being present while a third person engages in such an ... . (a) has any parental responsibilities or parental rights in respect of B,. . . (b) fulfils any such responsibilities or exercises ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Against Poverty: A Common Measure
    • Núm. 70-3, Septiembre 2004
    • International Review of Administrative Sciences
    There is no scientific basis to the definition of poverty: it is the outcome of a convention translated by indicators and measured by statistics. But this definition ...
    ...... of poverty within the country, the access of the poor to their rights, the image of poverty, etc. Measuring poverty: scientific issue, political ......
  • To know or not to know: Should crimes regarding photographs of their child sexual abuse be disclosed to now-adult, unknowing victims?
    • Núm. 25-2, Mayo 2019
    • International Review of Victimology
    This paper considers the unexplored question of whether unaware crime victims have rights or interests in knowing and not knowing information pertaining to the crime(s) committed against them. Our ...
    ...... the unexplored question of whether unaware crime victims have rights or interests in knowing and not knowing information pertaining to the ...Our specific focus is on whether crimes regarding abusive images should be disclosed to the now-adult victims of child sexual abuse who ......
  • Reflecting on Age Discrimination and Rights of the Elderly in the European Union and the Council of Europe
    • Núm. 14-1, Marzo 2007
    • Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
    Since 2000 an abundance of rights is ostensibly available to persons living in the European Union. Among the new groups to emerge as visible recipients of rights are the elderly and victims of age ...
    ...... e many pos itive developments al so create a misleading image of a consi stent human rights culture in the EU.  e disjointed reality reinforces the important and compleme ntary role of each element of ......
  • Engaging Diaspora via Charm Offensive and Indigenised Communication: An Analysis of China's Diaspora Engagement Policies in the Xi Era
    • Núm. 35-3-4, Noviembre 2015
    • Politics
    As China's national image is haunted by its poor human rights records and increasingly assertive foreign policies, the Chinese diaspora has become an important platform for the country's public dip...
    ...... Ding Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania As China’s national image is haunted by its poor human rights records and increasingly assertive ......
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