Architect Loses Bid to Protect Basic House Designs

, New York Law Journal


"Shakespeare wrote his sonnets; Brahms composed his 'Hungarian Dancers'; and plaintiff designed his colonial houses," the Second Circuit held. "Because we must preserve these forms for future artists, neither iambic pentameter, nor European folk motifs, nor clapboard siding are copyrightable."

What's being said

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202658439800

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.