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Superheroes of copyright: when do fictional characters enjoy copyright protection?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

Several recent cases have highlighted the interesting issue of whether and when fictional characters - as distinct from the works they inhabit - are

The devil's in the details: dissecting the 350-page Georgia State University electronic reserve copyright ruling

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2012

On May 11, 2012, we learned what it sounds like when all the college professors and university librarians in the country breathe a collective sigh of relief

Is it getting hot in here? Perfect10.com takes on chilling effects

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2011

In what must be one of the nation's longest-lived Internet copyright wars, Perfect10, Inc. recently opened up a new front, asserting that online publication of its Digital Millenium Copyright Act takedown notices is a copyright violation

Georgia State University copyright update: publishers appeal to 11th Circuit

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2013

Approximately a year ago, Judge Orinda Evans of the Federal District Court for Northern Georgia held that the electronic reserves practices of the

The year of downloading dangerously: federal court gives adult film copyright “trolls” the third degree

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2012

About this time last year, we reported on a case which bore perhaps the least catchy name in the history of the Massachusetts Federal District Court: Liberty Media Holdings, LLC v. Swarm Sharing Hash File AE340D0560129AFEE8D78CE07F2394C7B5BC9C05,821 F.Supp.2d 444 (D. Mass. 2011

Pinterest's popularity soars, but (p)interesting copyright questions abound

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

In a world where Facebook isn’t a social network but The Social Network, it’s difficult for a new social networking site to gain traction

If it's not copying, it's not copyright infringement: why the Seventh Circuit overturned an injunction against myVidster.Com

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 4 2012

This past week, myVidster.Com was hijacked by Dutch cyber-pirates, and the owners were really happy when it came back on line Friday

Copyright fair use defense not available to aggregator of AP news clips

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2013

A U.S. federal court has held that the publication by a media monitoring service of excerpts from Associated Press news articles is copyright

Court orders identity of BitTorrent users to be revealed in copyright case

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2011

BitTorrent users now have even more reason to be concerned if they are targeted in “John Doe” lawsuits for copyright infringement

Parallel imports: trademarks, copyrights, and the Supreme Court

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2010

The stage has been set for an issue important to brand-owners and importers alike, the importation of parallel imports or "gray market" goods, to be addressed by the Supreme Court early in the high court's October 2010 Term