Copyright Claims Over HTML Code Dismissed With Leave To Amend

(January 20, 2016, 10:55 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Although finding that portions of a plaintiff’s hypertext markup language (HTML) code meet the requisite level of creativity to be copyrightable, a California federal judge on Jan. 12 nonetheless granted dismissal of an infringement complaint ( Advertising FZ-LLC v. Netseer Inc., No. 14-3883, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3784).

(Decision available. Document #16-160119-023Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California, plaintiff Advertising FZ-LLC can present a second amended complaint that adequately alleges which portions of...
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