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cost builder $1.4M (access required)

Cribbed plans 
cost builder $1.4M (access required)

Jury finds copyright 
infringement of design 
company’s house plans

The middle-class dream of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage can manifest itself in thousands of distinct – and copyright-protected – floor plans. So, when a Tennessee builder built more than 75 houses based on plans created by a nationally known home design company, the company sued for copyright infringement and won $1.4 million.

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