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The Architectural Works Copyright Act: Can It Protect An Architect's State Of The Art Development When Funded Through Federal Dollars?, Kyle R. Moore Jan 2018

The Architectural Works Copyright Act: Can It Protect An Architect's State Of The Art Development When Funded Through Federal Dollars?, Kyle R. Moore

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Westlawn Gardens, the multi-million, multi-phase redevelopment, is nearing completion. As it stands, the LEED award winning development is the largest public housing neighborhood in Wisconsin. But what if a commercial company or individual tried to recreate that development; would the original architect’s work be protected under copyright law?

Copyright law has provided no answers and the law typically protects the architect, but when federal dollars are handed down to independent agencies the ownership line is blurred. 17 United States Code Section 105, states that “copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States ...


Moral Rights: The Anti-Rebellion Graffiti Heritage Of 5pointz, Richard H. Chused Jan 2018

Moral Rights: The Anti-Rebellion Graffiti Heritage Of 5pointz, Richard H. Chused

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