Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Traverse Internet Law Federal Court Report: July 2011 - Copyright Infringement Cases


The facts are unproven allegations of the Plaintiff and all commentary is based upon the allegations, the truthfulness and accuracy of which are likely in dispute.


DENTAL WEBSMITH, INC. v. GUSTAVO COUTIN
EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA (NEW ORLEANS)
2:11-CV-01485
FILED: 6/22/2011

There are many instances in which small professional offices hire a developer to build a website and the developer goes out and “borrows” another website and holds it out as its own creative work. If you start using such a site you are liable for copyright infringement. One more reason to make sure that the web developer you hire has a long history of ethical work.

Dental WebSmith develops websites for dentists. The Defendant allegedly misappropriated a website built for another dentist and still owned by Dental WebSmith.

The lawsuit alleges violation of copyright law and Dental WebSmith requests actual damages, statutory damages, and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Traverse Internet Law Federal Court Report Cross-Reference Number 1507.

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