Re: attorney's work and copyright

From: Bruce Bertram <bmb[_at_]>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 12:23:19 -0700 (PDT)

Matt Krigbaum wrote:
> This is a follow-up question about copyright infringmenet and work
> produced by an attorney. We had drafted some carefully research and
> thoughtout interrogatories and request's for production. These were
> served on the other party and three days later we were served with
> their set of interrogatories. What we were served with is in most
> instances a verbatim copy of what we had drafted. Would this fit
> under copyright infringement or would the doctrine of merger apply
> or a fair use argument apply?

I think it fits under the doctrine of "Turnabout is fair play."

Bruce M. Bertram     <URL:mailto:bmb[_at_]>       finger for public key
Patent Attorney      <URL:>
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Received on Wed Sep 04 1996 - 19:26:22 GMT

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