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Oracle refuses significant damages reduction, still dazzled by potential billion-dollar verdict
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

When last we looked in on the dispute between Oracle and SAP after SAP’s acquisition of TomorrowNow revealed some unfortunate baggage in the form of extensive copyright infringement, Oracle was flush with a $1.3 billion federal jury award, with SAP vowing to reduce the verdict by any means necessary


$675,000 jury verdict against music file-sharer upheld
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2012

As previously discussed on this blog, last year the First Circuit held that the jury verdict for $675,000 in statutory damages against graduate student and file sharer Joel Tenenbaum should not have been reduced to $67,500 by District Court Judge Nancy Gertner on constitutional grounds


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


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


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


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


Dissecting Mr. Rockefeller: First Circuit rejects copyright infringement claim based on unoriginal elements of news photograph
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2013

Clark Rockefeller, aka Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, lived a double life until his conviction for child abduction in 2009. He was subsequently


Lady Gaga: she's no (copyright) monster
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2013

The federal district court in New Jersey has dismissed Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, from a copyright lawsuit filed by composer and record


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


Ninth Circuit imposes DMCA liability, even in the absence of copyright infringement
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

The Ninth Circuit's liability determination in MDY Industries v. Blizzard rested not on copyright infringement, but on a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) provisions regarding circumvention of access controls