SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: information architecture as
Re: SIGIA-L: information architecture as intellectual property
From: Jesse James Garrett (jjg_at_jjg.net)
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 20:05:16 EST
>Has anyone ever been sued for copying an index from the back of
I don't have any hard evidence, but I'd say there's a high
probability that just such a lawsuit has taken place at some point.
But... is that really a fair comparison? Is IA the digital equivalent
of an index to a book? It seems different to me somehow -- less
Let's say you wrote a book on cars. Then I wrote a book on cars, and
my book covers the same topics in the same sequence as yours (Chapter
1: Buying a Car, Chapter 2: Fixing a Car, and so forth). Should you
be able to sue me over that?
(BTW, so far, in private responses, I've received one yes, one
qualified yes, and one no to my original question.)
Jesse James Garrett http://www.jjg.net/
jjg_at_jjg.net "the history of the future begins now"
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