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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


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


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


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


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


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.


Google settles long-running copyright dispute with book publishers
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2012

Yesterday (October 4th) Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that they have settled the litigation filed in 2005 by the AAP challenging the Google Books Library Project.


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.


Fruit of the poisonous font: owner seeks destruction of materials created with copyrighted font software
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2012

A small law firm in Brooklyn appears to be developing a cottage industry in helping digital font foundries enforce copyrights in the software programs that create their typefaces.


Congress puts SOPA and PIPA on hold
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

In the wake of last week’s web protests and media attention around pending anti-piracy legislation, leaders in both houses of Congress announced on Friday that they would indefinitely postpone further consideration of the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) and the PROTECT IP Act (“PIPA”).