The sin­cer­est form of flattery?

Richmond Hill Post - - HOMES -

Is it il­le­gal to copy the ar­chi­tec­ture of an­other home when build­ing or ren­o­vat­ing your own? This was the ques­tion that sprung into the minds of many af­ter the Toronto Star re­ported that a For­est Hill cou­ple that owns a home on Strat­hearn Road claimed that one of their neigh­bours ren­o­vated their Vesta Drive home to look like the Strat­hearn Road prop­erty. The Strat­hearn cou­ple took the Vesta cou­ple to court for copy­right in­fringe­ment and were su­ing them for $2.5 mil­lion over the is­sue. The two cou­ples ended up set­tling out of court with­out dis­clos­ing the terms of the set­tle­ment.

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