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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


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


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


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


Copyright claims dismissed against Facebook movie and book: unoriginal expression and fragmentary phrases not protected
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2012

Software entrepreneur Aaron Greenspan claims not only to have been the original inventor of Facebook


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


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


Viacom's copyright suit against YouTube gets a second chance from the Second Circuit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2012

The Second Circuit has ruled that the summary judgment granted last year in favor of YouTube in a copyright suit brought by Viacom and other content owners was premature


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


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