Copyright Suit Over Proposed WTC Architecture Settled

Law360 (July 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A copyright battle over proposed architecture at the World Trade Center site has ended, with both parties in the infringement lawsuit over the 2003 Freedom Tower design agreeing to withdraw their claims against each other.

The development came after both sides reviewed 100,000 pages of documents produced in the case, according to a press release issued by counsel for both the plaintiff and defendants.

Plaintiff Thomas Shine wanted the court to declare that the defendants infringed on his copyright and award him treble damages. The defendants wanted Shine to pay their legal fees.

Shine, a former Yale architecture student, sued architect...

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