Case of the week

The Monty Python team is suing the Royal Bank of Canada over ownership of The Life of Brian. The Pythons' film company licensed the movie to a Canadian distribution firm which then used it as security for loans, before it went into receivership last year. Python Pictures is going to court to stop the bank claiming rights to the film. Last year, the High Court ruled that copyright rested with the film company after its relationship with the distributor ended.