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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


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


Is it getting hot in here? Perfect10.com takes on chilling effects
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

In what must be one of the nation's longest-lived Internet copyright wars, Perfect10, Inc. recently opened up a new front, asserting that online publication of its Digital Millenium Copyright Act takedown notices is a copyright violation


“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


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


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


$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


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


The year of downloading dangerously: federal court gives adult film copyright “trolls” the third degree
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2012

About this time last year, we reported on a case which bore perhaps the least catchy name in the history of the Massachusetts Federal District Court: Liberty Media Holdings, LLC v. Swarm Sharing Hash File AE340D0560129AFEE8D78CE07F2394C7B5BC9C05,821 F.Supp.2d 444 (D. Mass. 2011


YouTube not required to remove “Innocence of Muslims” video in response to actress’s takedown notice
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

Last week a California federal judge declined to enter a preliminary injunction sought by actress Cindy Lee Garcia, which would have required YouTube to remove the 14-minute anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims” that has sparked deadly protests around the globe in recent months