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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


Pinterest's popularity soars, but (p)interesting copyright questions abound
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2012

In a world where Facebook isn’t a social network but The Social Network, it’s difficult for a new social networking site to gain traction


Harry Potter and the allegedly purloined font
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

Just in time for the release of the final installment in the Harry Potter film franchise, a related branch of the Harry Potter empire finds itself involved in a curious copyright dispute


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


Lawrence Lessig files copyright suit over “bad faith” DMCA takedown notice
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2013

The District of Massachusetts may be becoming a center for takedown notice jurisprudence. As we have previously reported, pending before the court is


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


A copyright hangover: political fair use revisited, again
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

Political primary season is upon us and, just like a bad hangover, one particular political speech question just keeps creating headaches


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


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


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