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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


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


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


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


Publishers appeal Georgia State University copyright ruling
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

We’ve previously written about the academic publishing industry’s lawsuit against Georgia State University (“GSU”) and its library system’s electronic reserve practices


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


Google settles long-running copyright dispute with book publishers
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2012

Yesterday (October 4th) Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that they have settled the litigation filed in 2005 by the AAP challenging the Google Books Library Project


The year of downloading dangerously: federal court gives adult film copyright “trolls” the third degree
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2012

About this time last year, we reported on a case which bore perhaps the least catchy name in the history of the Massachusetts Federal District Court: Liberty Media Holdings, LLC v. Swarm Sharing Hash File AE340D0560129AFEE8D78CE07F2394C7B5BC9C05,821 F.Supp.2d 444 (D. Mass. 2011


Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concludes plaintiffs can't use state law claims to circumvent copyright law
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently reaffirmed the rule that state law claims based on copyright are preempted by the preemption provisions of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 301