Monthly Archive: October 2007

Dalton-Ross Homes, Inc. v. Williams, No. CV-06-1301-PCT-FJM, 2007 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 64135 (D. Ar. August 29, 2007). This case highlights the crucial importance of registering works that copyright owners want to protect and enforce. Plaintiff, a construction company, owned and registered the copyright in architectural floor Plan 1. A draftsman working for plaintiff prepared Plan 2, …

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Jacobsen v. Katzer, No. C06-01905 JSW, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63568 (N.D. Ca. August 17, 2007) This little case about model railroad software addresses a debated issue in the open source community: on what basis can open source creators sue people who misuse their work. This case seems to suggest breach of contract is an …

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