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Viagogo Ltd v Myles, Hardcash Productions, and Channel 4 [2012] EWHC 433 (Ch)

Case Summary  |  Judgment  |  23 February 2012

 

Martin Howe QC appeared for the Claimant in this application for an interim injunction to prevent the inclusion of confidential commercial information about the identities of customers and prices being included in a Channel 4 Dispatches programme. The information had been obtained by an undercover journalist who had obtained employment with the claimant and the programme was intended to criticise the claimant's business practices in the secondary market for the resale of tickets to events. Hildyard J declined to grant an interim injunction after balancing the claims to confidentiality against the public interest in freedom of expression.