Website copyright HELP needed
- September 10, 2009 @ 10:15amfel3232 says:Hi,
I joined this forum hoping to get some answers to my dilemma. I researched online for copyright stuff and came empty.
I have an appointment with a local attorney on 09/14, but really need desperate help sooner.
Here is my question:
PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL BE USING FICTIVE WEBSITES FOR THIS AND NOT MY REAL WEBSITES IN QUESTION.
Corporation "A" owns a site: http://tinyurl.com/r9seer
Corporation "B" owns the following site: http://tinyurl.com/pzggko
Since corporation "B" setup their website years later than corporation "A", is corporation "B" liable for copyright infringement?
The site layout is similar at first, but not really.
My real site and competitors site have a common "feel" but not sure on the legality ...
ANY HELP WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.
Thank U in advance
- September 10, 2009 @ 2:02pmJanetCroft says:I don't really see that one website is a copy of the other. For any two similar businesses, there are going to be similar categories of information that need to be made available to potential customers; in that way, all catering business websites are going to share certain characteristics. And if they serve similar segments of the population and provide similar services, they may wind up with a similar look. As an example, websites for academic libraries are all going to provide pretty much the same access points to the collection and have a particular "academic" feel, which will be different from the feel of a public library's website. I don't want to pry into your situation, but any lawsuit should specify exactly why the plaintiff thinks the second site infringes on the first.
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