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Subject: Re: OWNR - Contract, Liability, Ownership of Documents for Mass P
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 15:57:51 -0400
I probably should have said that the copy of the drawing given to your
client *and* the copy that you register with the copyright office
should be made in the method described. This way, copyright
infringement is "self-proving" if the drawing is used for other work
without authorization and can be shown to be an *exact duplicate* of
the copyright drawing complete with being slightly out-of-scale.
Another way for copyright infringement to be "self-proving" is to
incorporate unique, inconsequential errors in the copyright material,
something that I have been told is done in the AISC Manual.
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)