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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


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


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


Update: Blizzard owns your software
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

As expected, the Ninth Circuit has declared link that Blizzard's World of Warcraft (WoW) software licensees are just that -- licensees, and not owners -- because the WoW Terms of Use sufficiently restrict the transfer and use of the WoW software


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


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


First Circuit affirms $675,000 award against Joel Tenenbaum: Gore test does not apply to statutory damages under Copyright Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

This week, the First Circuit affirmed a $675,0000 statutory damages award against college student Joel Tenenbaum for copyright infringement. The


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


“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