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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


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


Risks of an unrestricted license
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

The recent case of Edgenet, Inc. v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (7th Cir., No. 10-1335, 9211) illustrates the principle that a copyright license without restrictions will be broadly construed to encompass all rights


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


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


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


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


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


“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