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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


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


How useful is your Halloween costume? Knock-off costumes and the useful article doctrine
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

So, I hear you are selling Halloween costumes, the designs for which you copied from another manufacturer


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


Political fair use part v: the dulcet tones of presidential copyright infringement
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2012

Mitt Romney seems to attract copyright controversies like his bank account attracts interest


Copyright fair use defense not available to aggregator of AP news clips
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

A U.S. federal court has held that the publication by a media monitoring service of excerpts from Associated Press news articles is copyright


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


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