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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


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


Lawrence Lessig files copyright suit over “bad faith” DMCA takedown notice
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2013

The District of Massachusetts may be becoming a center for takedown notice jurisprudence. As we have previously reported, pending before the court is


“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


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


Second Circuit overturns class certification in Google books copyright challenge
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2013

Yesterday the Second Circuit issued its decision undoing the District Court's certification of a plaintiff class in the long-running lawsuit claiming


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


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


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