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Admissions of “appropriation artist” not fatal to copyright fair
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

The first prong of the fair use defense in copyright infringement cases, the "purpose and character of the use," is often described as an inquiry


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


A far cry from the same injury: Judge rebuffs class action against copyright “settlement fraud”
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

Ever since the entertainment industry figured out how to use IP addresses to bring copyright infringement lawsuits against illegal downloaders


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


“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


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”


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


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


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


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