Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Bridging the Gap

Bill Patry weighs in on the dismissal of Santiago Calatrava's lawsuit over modifications to his bridge in Bilbao, mentioned earlier here. He's heartened to see that "European courts can be every bit as pragmatic as their crass U.S. counterparts when the facts are right: yes there is this thing copyright, yes it was violated, but hey there are other factors which can trump it, namely the public interest."