Copyright Protection under ConsensusDOCS and AIA–which is better? (Law note)

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Which standard form contract provides “better” protection for copyright issues - ConsensusDOCS or AIA? The ever-so-helpful ”it depends” is, as usual, the answer.

Are you the owner looking to use the plans you paid for even after you terminate an architect, or are you the architect looking to protect your work product? If you are the owner, you will probably prefer ConsensusDOCS. If you are the architect, your best bet is still the AIA documents.

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