I have 2 paragraphs writing request
it's a case brief we are presenting and I'm supposed to write about the stance of my client the copyright office (Peter) against Darden (Appraiser.com) and also the moral and ethical implication of the case. 2 paragraphs is enough maximum 1 page
I also would love questions That I can ask during the oral argument
The FACTS: Darden created a website, appraisers.com, an online referral service for consumers to locate real estate appraisers around the country. It features maps that allow a user to find an appraiser by pointing to and clicking on the appropriate map. It starts at the national level, then state level, then local level. The maps were taken from a digital Census map, then colored and labeled. Darden filed an application with the Copyright Office to register his website and related materials. After review, the Copyright Office rejected his applications, noting that the maps lacked authorship. Coloring and labeling existing maps does not qualify. Registration of his web page was also rejected as a compilation of graphics. His appeal to the Copyright Office Board of Appeals affirmed denial of his registration. He sued for court review of that decision.