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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


Harry Potter and the allegedly purloined font
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

Just in time for the release of the final installment in the Harry Potter film franchise, a related branch of the Harry Potter empire finds itself involved in a curious copyright dispute


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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