Architectural Drawings Have Copyright Protection: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday breathed new life into a lawsuit against Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC and Sard Custom Homes LLC, holding that architectural drawings created by Scholz Design Inc. were sufficiently original to merit copyright protection.

A three-judge panel said a federal court in Connecticut dropped the ball when it concluded that the drawings weren't protected because they lacked enough detail to enable the construction of homes.

The lower court apparently felt that because the drawings were architectural, they needed “something more” to...
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