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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 fair use defense not available to aggregator of AP news clips
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

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


Oracle refuses significant damages reduction, still dazzled by potential billion-dollar verdict
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

When last we looked in on the dispute between Oracle and SAP after SAP’s acquisition of TomorrowNow revealed some unfortunate baggage in the form of extensive copyright infringement, Oracle was flush with a $1.3 billion federal jury award, with SAP vowing to reduce the verdict by any means necessary


Ninth Circuit imposes DMCA liability, even in the absence of copyright infringement
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

The Ninth Circuit's liability determination in MDY Industries v. Blizzard rested not on copyright infringement, but on a violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) provisions regarding circumvention of access controls


$675,000 jury verdict against music file-sharer upheld
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2012

As previously discussed on this blog, last year the First Circuit held that the jury verdict for $675,000 in statutory damages against graduate student and file sharer Joel Tenenbaum should not have been reduced to $67,500 by District Court Judge Nancy Gertner on constitutional grounds


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


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


“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


Ron Paul seeks to liberate RonPaul.com.from the hands of Ron Paul supporters?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

Former U.S. Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul , polarizing political figure and active member of the Libertarian Party , is no stranger