Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Precision Craft Awarded Willful Copyright Damages

Precision Craft Log and Timber Homes located in Meridian, Idaho was awarded $300,000 as willful copyright damages plus attorney fees of $77,770 in a copyright infringement case against The Cabin Kit Company, located in Prescott Arizona (Case No. CIV 05-199-S-EJL). U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge ruled against The Cabin Kit Company finding they had willfully infringed copyrighted architectural works belonging to Precision Craft.

Precision Craft alleged that The Cabin Kit Company had copied architectural plans that were posted on their website, changed the names and used the plans as their own. In addition to the monetary damages, Judge Lodge issued a permanent injunction against Cabin Kit prohibiting them from using the Precision Craft copyrighted plans.

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