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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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