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COPYRIGHT - Criteria for copyright protection - Originality - Protected subject matter - Architectural works - Infringement - Defences to infringement - Procedure

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 08:27 AM  

Appeal by MacNutt and her business Pier 101 Home Designs Inc. (PIER 101) from the dismissal of their claim for damages for copyright infringement. The appellants were retained by Acadia University (Acadia) in 2013 to prepare concept drawings for a new building, and were paid in full upon submitting the drawings. In 2014, Scott, the architect who proceeded with the project, was featured in a local newspaper article showing the appellants’ design. The appellants were not credited with the designs used in the feature. The appellants...