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Autodesk owns your software

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2010

Autodesk owns your software if you (think you) own a copy of AutoCAD, that is

Millions of foreign works no longer in the public domain: the Supreme Court upholds 1994 Copyright Law

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2012

As the old adage goes, ask a simple question and you’ll get a simple answer

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

MAFIAA Fire potentially meets its match

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2011

Back in May, we wrote about MAFIAA Fire, a browser plug-in created by anonymous coders to counteract the government’s efforts to shut down copyright-infringing web sites by seizing the domain names

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

$675,000 jury verdict against music file-sharer upheld

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2012

As previously discussed on this blog, last year the First Circuit held that the jury verdict for $675,000 in statutory damages against graduate student and file sharer Joel Tenenbaum should not have been reduced to $67,500 by District Court Judge Nancy Gertner on constitutional grounds

YouTube not required to remove “Innocence of Muslims” video in response to actress’s takedown notice

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2012

Last week a California federal judge declined to enter a preliminary injunction sought by actress Cindy Lee Garcia, which would have required YouTube to remove the 14-minute anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims” that has sparked deadly protests around the globe in recent months

Republican Standing Committee's disappearing copyright brief too "awesome" for publication

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2012

Last Friday, the Republican Standing Committee (“RSC”) published a report by twenty-four year old staffer Derek Khanna, a former Mitt Romney aide and graduate of Georgetown Law School, entitled: “Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix it.” In less than twenty four hours, the report disappeared from the internet

Risks of an unrestricted license

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2011

The recent case of Edgenet, Inc. v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (7th Cir., No. 10-1335, 9211) illustrates the principle that a copyright license without restrictions will be broadly construed to encompass all rights

Update: Blizzard owns your software

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2011

As expected, the Ninth Circuit has declared link that Blizzard's World of Warcraft (WoW) software licensees are just that -- licensees, and not owners -- because the WoW Terms of Use sufficiently restrict the transfer and use of the WoW software