Court dismisses conductor’s suit against orchestra

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 14, 2017
By: Wen Yu-te and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

A civil suit filed by conductor Liu Yu-yun (劉昱昀) demanding reparations from the Taipei City Orchestra for using one of his compositions without consent was dismissed by the Taipei District Court for exceeding the statute of limitations, the court said yesterday.

The ruling may be appealed, it added.

Liu initially filed a criminal complaint in June 2012, claiming that the orchestra violated the Copyright Act (著作權法), the court said.

The orchestra was not prosecuted, as the incident was ruled an administrative lapse and considered unintentional, the court added.

Earlier this year, Liu filed the civil lawsuit demanding NT$200,000 in compensation, reportedly after learning of a lawsuit by former conductor Wen Yi-ren (溫以仁) against the National Center for Traditional Arts in Yilan County.    [FULL  STORY]

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