How Copyright Law Protects Building Designs

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The often tedious area of copyright law has become a bit more mainstream in recent years due to publicity on cases involving music and movie file sharing and downloading, and issues arising in connection with photo and image sharing sites such as Pinterest. Thus, the public seems to understand copyright infringement more so than in the past in a two-dimensional or virtual context.

Beyond the Internet, however, there are more complex copyright issues involving three-dimensional objects. Ascertaining copyright protection in such objects requires separating the design...
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