Monday, July 21, 2014

Second Circuit Rejects Architect's Copyright Claim

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an architect's claim that a builder and others who used modified versions of his designs / drawings infringed on his copyright.  The court rejected the infringement claim reasoning that while the defendants copies certain elements of the architect's design those elements were not protected under copyright law.  Unprotected elements include design elements driven by consumer demand, those driven by building codes, topography, existing structures and those created out of engineering necessity.  Below is a link an article describing the decision in more detail.  If readers have additional questions feel free to call.

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