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You naughty, naughty men: is there an obscenity defense to copyright infringement?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2011

We previously posted about Massachusetts District Court Judge Young’s order allowing copyright infringement plaintiff Liberty Media to discover (and thereby potentially reveal to the public!) the identity of 38 “John Doe” downloaders of “Amateur College Men Down on the Farm,” a pornographic film

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

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

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

Second Circuit overturns class certification in Google books copyright challenge

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2013

Yesterday the Second Circuit issued its decision undoing the District Court's certification of a plaintiff class in the long-running lawsuit claiming

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

Viacom’s copyright suit against YouTube again faces DMCA roadblocks in the district court

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

Following the Second Circuit's remand order last year on appeal of an initial grant of summary judgment for YouTube, the Southern District of New

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

RIAA not keen on hearing the .music

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • January 31 2011

While brand owners have taken issue with the vast trademark implications of ICANN's proposed (and at this point, likely) expansion of the domain name space to add countless new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to the Internet, one organization has raised the specter of increased copyright infringement pursuant to domain name expansion

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