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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


The DMCA: less protection than meets the eye against circumvention of technological measures to prevent access to software
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2010

The anti-circumvention provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 1201, continues to challenge courts in the context of computer software


The devil's in the details: dissecting the 350-page Georgia State University electronic reserve copyright ruling
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2012

On May 11, 2012, we learned what it sounds like when all the college professors and university librarians in the country breathe a collective sigh of relief


Will the Supreme Court review copyright damages in music downloading case?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2012

Like Joel Tenenbaum, who has been discussed in prior entries in this blog, Jammie Thomas-Rasset has conducted a long-running battle with the recording industry over how much damages she should pay for her downloading activity


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


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


Viacom’s copyright suit against YouTube again faces DMCA roadblocks in the district court
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

Following the Second Circuit's remand order last year on appeal of an initial grant of summary judgment for YouTube, the Southern District of New


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


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


“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