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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

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

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

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

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

Dollar bin divers rejoice! First sale doctrine applies to promo CDs

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2011

Most of you serious music fans have at least one

A new twist on eBay: compulsory licensing in copyright cases?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 2 2011

As most readers know, the Supreme Court held in the 2006 eBay decision that injunctions were no longer to be the norm in patent cases, and irreparable harm was not to be presumed

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

$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