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Website Wars Erupt Over Copyrighted Material

If you're building a website, be careful what you copy from other websites. One San Diego law firm, Recordon & Recordon, has been accused of copying some seven copyrighted pages from the elder abuse section of a Northern California law firm’s website.

Now, however, the Recordon elder abuse site is empty (link via Google cached pages). The Wayback Machine shows us that a change appeared in the Recordon site between October and December 2003.

The suit was filed by Brayton Purcell in late November 2003 in federal court in San Francisco.

You can check the links to see the design difference in the Recordon sites, but the apparently offending elder abuse material is not there.

Both sites list copyrights at the bottom of their pages, and the allegations of the suit certainly make infringement into an issue. But how these two law firms compete with one another for elder abuse clients is lost on me. They’re almost 10 hours of driving time apart.

That said, the suit does point out the value of original content, even if no one pays attention to the speed limit in California.

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