If You Need a Hammer or a Copyright Defense, the Home Depot’s Got You Covered: Seventh Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Database-Copyright Lawsuit against Home Depot

In 2004, Home Depot contracted with Edgenet, Inc. to develop a classification system (taxonomy) for organizing Home Depot's database. The contract provided that Edgenet would own the intellectual-property rights in the taxonomy and would license Home Depot to use it. When the contract/license...