Is it a copyright violation to use boilerplate terms from a construction contract in a later transaction? Is it a copyright violation for an attorney to use to use construction litigation documents prepared by another lawyer without permission?
The Construction Attorney Blog points to an article on how the housing boom is also creating a boom in copyright infringement cases.
The Construction Attorney Blog posts on the copyright suit pending over the similarities in the design an architectural firm submitted for Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site and a student architectural project.
The ConstructionLawyerBlog discusses recent case law on whether approval or rejection of a copyright application is a condition precedent for filing suit.
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Thanks to the Construction Attorney Blog for this post about Van Brouck & Assoc v. Darmik, a Michigan copyright decision awarding an architect $24,952 in actual damages and $156,548 in infringers profits against a builder who had used the architect’s plans to build a custom home. Contrast this result with our post last week on… Continue Reading
In Bonner v Dawson, Download file, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a jury verdict awarding an architect actual damages against a customer who copied his design without also awarding profits the infringer allegedly made from use of the design.