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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


Too little too late: court rejects confirmatory copyright assignment due to lack of evidence of prior transfer
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2011

A recent case in the Third Circuit, Barefoot Architect Inc. v. Bunge, Case Nos. 09-4495, 09-4600, (3d. Cir. January 14, 2011) has provided some interesting practice pointers with respect to copyright transfers


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


Rest in peace, Perfect10 v. Google: epic copyright struggle finally dismissed
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2012

The firmament of copyright blog topics just got a little dimmer, and a lot better clothed


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


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


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


A private matter: Second Circuit rules that Aereo’s TV streaming service is not an infringing public performance
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2013

In an industry where technology is constantly evolving and racing to keep up with consumer habits, a recent court ruling came down to one basic


Georgia State University copyright update: publishers appeal to 11th Circuit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2013

Approximately a year ago, Judge Orinda Evans of the Federal District Court for Northern Georgia held that the electronic reserves practices of the


Another blow is struck against monetization of copyright enforcement claims
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2013

In a decision issued earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit held that the right to bring copyright claims cannot be transferred without an