Copyright I – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Sparaco v. Lawler et al, U.S. Appeals 2002. This case is important because it clears up some commonly asked questions from land surveyors and engineers on the copyright and of their maps and plans. This case also has some contract implications and could even be classified as a contract case because the ultimate outcome was decided based on the contract between the land surveyor and his client. Even though the case is decided under contract theory, there is much discussion over what is copyrightable and is not on a surveyor’s map or plat. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 11 pages. This 13-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.
OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.