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Christopher Phelps & Associates, LLC v. Galloway

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
492 F.3d 532 (2007)


R. Wayne Galloway (defendant) built a home using architectural plans protected by a copyright owned by Christopher Phelps & Associates, LLC (Phelps) (plaintiff). Galloway did not obtain a license or other permission to use Phelps’s architectural plans, and Phelps ultimately filed suit for copyright infringement. After the trial, a jury awarded Phelps $20,000 in damages, but the court denied a request for injunctive relief against future sale or leasing of Galloway’s property. Phelps appealed the denial of the injunction.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Niemeyer, J.)

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