Home Depot's Copyright Win Upheld By 7th Circ.

Law360, San Diego (September 2, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a suit alleging Home Depot USA Inc. infringed a copyright for a classification system to help organize the retailer’s extensive catalog of products during its contract with Edgenet Inc.

The three-judge panel upheld a Wisconsin federal court’s decision to toss the case, concluding that the agreement between the companies did not limit how Home Depot could use the classification system and that the exclusive rights under copyright law did not attach to the product in a way...
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