Monday, August 25, 2008

Into the Woods

In today's New York Times, Nicolai Ouroussoff profiles architect Lebbeus Woods.

The article doesn't mention it, but Woods was involved in one of the more high profile copyright infringement lawsuits of recent years:

"Consider the case of Lebbeus Woods vs. Universal Studios, in which Woods ... alleged that the 1995 movie '12 Monkeys' had copied his drawing of a wall-mounted chair with a sphere suspended in front of it. A judge found the drawing’s resemblance to one of the movie’s props 'striking' and, though the movie had been in release for 29 days, issued a preliminary injunction barring further distribution. (The studio hastily settled with Woods for an undisclosed sum.)"