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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


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


Republican Standing Committee's disappearing copyright brief too "awesome" for publication
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

Last Friday, the Republican Standing Committee (“RSC”) published a report by twenty-four year old staffer Derek Khanna, a former Mitt Romney aide and graduate of Georgetown Law School, entitled: “Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix it.” In less than twenty four hours, the report disappeared from the internet


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


RIAA not keen on hearing the .music
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Global, USA
  • January 31 2011

While brand owners have taken issue with the vast trademark implications of ICANN's proposed (and at this point, likely) expansion of the domain name space to add countless new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to the Internet, one organization has raised the specter of increased copyright infringement pursuant to domain name expansion


Parallel imports: trademarks, copyrights, and the Supreme Court
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2010

The stage has been set for an issue important to brand-owners and importers alike, the importation of parallel imports or "gray market" goods, to be addressed by the Supreme Court early in the high court's October 2010 Term


Rest in peace, Perfect10 v. Google: epic copyright struggle finally dismissed
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2012

The firmament of copyright blog topics just got a little dimmer, and a lot better clothed


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


Ron Paul seeks to liberate RonPaul.com.from the hands of Ron Paul supporters?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

Former U.S. Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul , polarizing political figure and active member of the Libertarian Party , is no stranger