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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on November 20, 2001 at 12:24:44:

In Reply to: house plans posted by Glenn on November 13, 2001 at 09:36:58:

According to the Copyright Office "an original design of a building embodied in any tangible medium of expression including a building or architectural plans or drawings is subject to copyright protection as an "architectural work."

The work includes the OVERALL form as well as the arrangement and composition of spaces and elements in the design BUT DOES NOT include individual standard features or design elements that are functionally required (e.g., doors, windows, walls and a roof) for ultiltarian purposes.

That is, the architect only owns the EXPRESSIVE aspects of his design that are NON-FUNCTIONAL in nature. (e.g., gargoyles, flying buttresses, etc.)

A recent case (brought by the architect of the DWP in Los Angeles) against Wanrer Bros. Studios (for depicting a registered building as the centerpiece of one of the "Batman" film sequels, made clear that the architect's rights are quite limited in scope.

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