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Setting the record straight in the DCMA: UK blogger censored by questionable use of US copyright law
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • August 14 2013

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is sometimes criticized for creating more problems than it solves. Section 512 of the DMCA provides a


Nobody does it better: puffery or false advertising?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2013

A recent decision resolving an advertising dispute between Campbell Soup Company and Tropicana Products, Inc. reinforced what we know to be


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


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


Lady Gaga: she's no (copyright) monster
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2013

The federal district court in New Jersey has dismissed Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, from a copyright lawsuit filed by composer and record


Spider-Man lives to web-sling (and sing) another day following settlement of copyright suit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2013

After infamously departing (i.e., being fired) from the nascent production of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, acclaimed stage and


Admissions of “appropriation artist” not fatal to copyright fair
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

The first prong of the fair use defense in copyright infringement cases, the "purpose and character of the use," is often described as an inquiry


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


SEC decides that companies may use social media
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2013

On July 3, 2012, the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, used his personal Facebook page to announce that Netflix had streamed 1 billion hours of content


Dot com disclosures 2.0: FTC updates online disclosure guidelines to address changes in digital advertising
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

Nearly thirteen years after issuing guidelines governing online advertising, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently updated its so-called Dot