Beverly, MA asked in Intellectual Property for Massachusetts

Q: Is it copyright infringement to publish a website that does almost the same thing as a current site?

I started working on a website 3 weeks ago. Today I found an article online about one that has the same functionality and came out about a month ago. Am i within my rights to publish the website still?

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Mr. Ilya Libenzon
Mr. Ilya Libenzon
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  • Newton, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: it is not a copyright infringement as long as you use your own original language/text to describe the functionality; it may, however, constitute a patent infringement if the functionality is patented by the owner of that website

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