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Setting the record straight in the DCMA: UK blogger censored by questionable use of US copyright law

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • August 14 2013

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is sometimes criticized for creating more problems than it solves. Section 512 of the DMCA provides a

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

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

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

Another blow is struck against monetization of copyright enforcement claims

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2013

In a decision issued earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit held that the right to bring copyright claims cannot be transferred without an

First Circuit affirms $675,000 award against Joel Tenenbaum: Gore test does not apply to statutory damages under Copyright Act

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2013

This week, the First Circuit affirmed a $675,0000 statutory damages award against college student Joel Tenenbaum for copyright infringement. The

Revenge porn: "Is Anyone Up" on copyright law?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2011

Here’s something you probably don’t want fixed in a tangible medium of expression: revenge porn

Lady Gaga: she's no (copyright) monster

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2013

The federal district court in New Jersey has dismissed Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, from a copyright lawsuit filed by composer and record

Dissecting Mr. Rockefeller: First Circuit rejects copyright infringement claim based on unoriginal elements of news photograph

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2013

Clark Rockefeller, aka Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, lived a double life until his conviction for child abduction in 2009. He was subsequently

The political parody problem

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2010

In a bid to win the hearts and minds of voters, lately political candidates have touted, among other things, their musical predilections