Website owner accused of copyright infringement gets pro bono counsel

Martin & Associates takes on bank association claiming wrongful use of routing numbers

Greg Thatcher found himself a friend in Martin & Associates.

Thatcher, a software engineer who posted bank routing numbers, among other sensitive data on his website, received a strongly worded cease and desist letter from the American Bankers Association (ABA) in June. In the letter, the ABA, via its counsel Covington & Burling, accused Thatcher of copyright infringement for publishing the routing numbers, claiming they are “an original copyright work carefully selected and arranged as a result of the ABA’s creativity.”


Cathleen Flahardy

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