Put On Your Copyright Transfer Shoes

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT) -- Addressing the issue of copyright transfers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment ruling that the plaintiff did not own the asserted copyrighted materials at the time of the alleged infringement in Barefoot Architect Inc. v. Bunge, Case Nos. 09-4495 & 09-4600 (3rd Cir. Jan. 14, 2011) (Smith, J.)

Sarah Bunge and Thomas Friedberg (the owners) hired an architectural firm, Village Vernacular Inc. to render necessary drawings and plans to build a new home in the Virgin Islands....
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