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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

Copyright law reform engages both courts and Congress

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2013

Big changes may be afoot in copyright law these days, via both litigation and legislation. Courts are considering sweeping infringement claims with

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

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

Admissions of “appropriation artist” not fatal to copyright fair

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

The first prong of the fair use defense in copyright infringement cases, the "purpose and character of the use," is often described as an inquiry

The devil's in the details: dissecting the 350-page Georgia State University electronic reserve copyright ruling

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2012

On May 11, 2012, we learned what it sounds like when all the college professors and university librarians in the country breathe a collective sigh of relief

Copyright claims dismissed against Facebook movie and book: unoriginal expression and fragmentary phrases not protected

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2012

Software entrepreneur Aaron Greenspan claims not only to have been the original inventor of Facebook

Google settles long-running copyright dispute with book publishers

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

Yesterday (October 4th) Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that they have settled the litigation filed in 2005 by the AAP challenging the Google Books Library Project

“Be fruitful and multiply . . . But not in those words”: how much good faith is required when giving birth to a DMCA takedown notice?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2013

Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides copyright owners with the ability to demand that Internet Service Providers

Court orders identity of BitTorrent users to be revealed in copyright case

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2011

BitTorrent users now have even more reason to be concerned if they are targeted in “John Doe” lawsuits for copyright infringement