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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

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

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

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

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

How useful is your Halloween costume? Knock-off costumes and the useful article doctrine

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2011

So, I hear you are selling Halloween costumes, the designs for which you copied from another manufacturer

A "deal with the devil"? Ghost Rider creator asserts that contract did not give Marvel perpetual ownership of copyright in comic book character

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2013

As we have previously observed, superheroes often take starring roles in disputes relating to copyright protection for fictional characters. This

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

Court finds no digital re-sale right for iTunes music

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

One reason to buy physical books and music CDs rather than Kindle books and iTunes files is that when you own a physical copy of the book or music CD

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