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Revenge porn: "Is Anyone Up" on copyright law?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2011

Here’s something you probably don’t want fixed in a tangible medium of expression: revenge porn


Do you believe in miracles? Political fair use revisited
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 25 2011

Several months ago, we highlighted the Canadian Conservative party’s use of the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s copyrighted footage in political attack ads


An electronic reserve identity crisis: the next challenge to educational fair use
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2011

In May 2011, a bench trial commenced in the Federal District Court for Northern Georgia which may change the way college libraries everywhere operate


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


Update: Blizzard owns your software
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

As expected, the Ninth Circuit has declared link that Blizzard's World of Warcraft (WoW) software licensees are just that -- licensees, and not owners -- because the WoW Terms of Use sufficiently restrict the transfer and use of the WoW software


The Guantanamo copyright SNAFU and the history of the government works doctrine
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2011

Last week, Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg, perhaps best known for her coverage of government activities at Guantanamo Bay, reported that the U.S. government had violated U.S. Copyright law . . . kind of. In an effort to “rebrand” its military tribunals, the Pentagon spent about $500,000 on a new website


First Circuit rejects reduction of $675,000 damages award in music file-sharing case
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

The First Circuit has kept alive a dispute, well-publicized in the Boston area and elsewhere, about what statutory damages can properly be assessed against a graduate student who illegally shared files of copyrighted music via file-sharing program Kazaa


A new twist on eBay: compulsory licensing in copyright cases?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2011

As most readers know, the Supreme Court held in the 2006 eBay decision that injunctions were no longer to be the norm in patent cases, and irreparable harm was not to be presumed


Millions of foreign works no longer in the public domain: the Supreme Court upholds 1994 Copyright Law
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2012

As the old adage goes, ask a simple question and you’ll get a simple answer


Congress puts SOPA and PIPA on hold
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

In the wake of last week’s web protests and media attention around pending anti-piracy legislation, leaders in both houses of Congress announced on Friday that they would indefinitely postpone further consideration of the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) and the PROTECT IP Act (“PIPA”