Re: attorney's work and copyright

From: Cumbow,Robert-SEA <CUMBR[_at_]perkinscoie.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 96 18:48:00 PDT

MATTHEW KRIGBAUM wrote:

>

> 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...?

Martin Perlberger then asked:
>
> If this were subject to copyright and not under an exception or legal
> privilege, what would be the remedy and what would be the damage for
> infringement?

Statutory damages of $500 to $20,000 ... IF Mr. Krigbaum's firm were clever enough to have registered the copyright before the "infringing" interrogatories were received.

Bob Cumbow
<cumbr[_at_]perkinscoie.com> Received on Fri Sep 06 1996 - 01:50:38 GMT

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