Earp v. Peters, 2009 WL 1444707 (W.D.N.C. May 21, 2009)
Key Insight: Court denied plaintiff?s motion to compel copy of copyrighted software used by defendant?s expert to create an illustrative animated exhibit where defendants produced all underlying data and a copy of the final exhibit to plaintiff and provided their experts for multiple depositions and where defendants argued they could not be compelled to produce a copyrighted software ?simply to spare Plaintiff the expense of acquiring the software or the services of an animator?
Nature of Case: Personal injury
Electronic Data Involved: Copyrighted software used to create illustrative animation