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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


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


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


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


Ninth Circuit imposes DMCA liability, even in the absence of copyright infringement
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

The Ninth Circuit's liability determination in MDY Industries v. Blizzard rested not on copyright infringement, but on a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) provisions regarding circumvention of access controls


Spider-Man lives to web-sling (and sing) another day following settlement of copyright suit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2013

After infamously departing (i.e., being fired) from the nascent production of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, acclaimed stage and


A far cry from the same injury: Judge rebuffs class action against copyright “settlement fraud”
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

Ever since the entertainment industry figured out how to use IP addresses to bring copyright infringement lawsuits against illegal downloaders


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


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


Georgia State University copyright update: publishers appeal to 11th Circuit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2013

Approximately a year ago, Judge Orinda Evans of the Federal District Court for Northern Georgia held that the electronic reserves practices of the