Real estate attorneys take head. Waiting from the tall grass of your customer’s property development project might be a thorny copyright problem that may cost your customer all the gain it earned on the undertaking, and would likely buy you a critical malpractice case.
In the course of creating a real estate project, while it’s a residential community or a commercial job, a fundamental part of the job is the architectural strategy. Unless the programmer (and the programmer’s counsel) are aware of the way the Copyright laws affect what the developer can (and more importantly, can’t) do with the program, the developer may find itself on the receiving end of a Copyright violation lawsuit. Why? As an architectural strategy, as well as other architectural works, are protected under Copyright laws, and such laws govern who owns the plans and what can and can not be carried out with the strategy. Continue reading