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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


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


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


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


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


“Be fruitful and multiply . . . But not in those words”: how much good faith is required when giving birth to a DMCA takedown notice?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2013

Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides copyright owners with the ability to demand that Internet Service Providers


A "deal with the devil"? Ghost Rider creator asserts that contract did not give Marvel perpetual ownership of copyright in comic book character
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

As we have previously observed, superheroes often take starring roles in disputes relating to copyright protection for fictional characters. This


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