The Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990 (Vol. 5, No. 2, November 1992)
In December 1990, President Bush signed into law the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990. Prior to this legislation, copyright protection for the work of design professionals was afforded only to drawings and specifications. The author of the design had no copyright remedy if a duplicate structure was constructed from the original drawings and specifications or from the building itself, provided the drawings and specifications were not copied.