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Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 17 Jul 2013

Court finds no digital re-sale right for iTunes music

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


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 2 Jul 2013

Second Circuit overturns class certification in Google books copyright challenge

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


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 18 Jun 2013

“Be fruitful and multiply . . . But not in those words”: how much good faith is required when giving birth to a DMCA takedown notice?

Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides copyright owners with the ability to demand that Internet Service Providers


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 21 May 2013

Copyright law reform engages both courts and Congress

Big changes may be afoot in copyright law these days, via both litigation and legislation. Courts are considering sweeping infringement claims with


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 30 Apr 2013

Admissions of “appropriation artist” not fatal to copyright fair

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


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2013

Viacom’s copyright suit against YouTube again faces DMCA roadblocks in the district court

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


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 11 Apr 2013

A private matter: Second Circuit rules that Aereo’s TV streaming service is not an infringing public performance

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


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2013

Copyright fair use defense not available to aggregator of AP news clips

A U.S. federal court has held that the publication by a media monitoring service of excerpts from Associated Press news articles is copyright


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2013

A far cry from the same injury: Judge rebuffs class action against copyright “settlement fraud”

Ever since the entertainment industry figured out how to use IP addresses to bring copyright infringement lawsuits against illegal downloaders


Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 17 Jan 2013

Dissecting Mr. Rockefeller: First Circuit rejects copyright infringement claim based on unoriginal elements of news photograph

Clark Rockefeller, aka Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, lived a double life until his conviction for child abduction in 2009. He was subsequently

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