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4 Mar 2011, 8:48 am
Courtney Love has agreed to pay Dawn Simorangkir $430,000 over allegations that Love tweeted false and defamtory statements about Simorangkir in 2009.  Love was upset over a $4,000 clothing payment to Simorangkir and Tweeted about the disagreement in a series of Tweets that made headlines. My hope is that this case will put people on notice to be careful about what is posted online because there may be legal consequences for your Tweets, Facebook and MySpace posts, and any other user generated… [read post]
2 Aug 2012, 10:09 pm by Tyson Snow
Illinois has officially joined Maryland and Delaware. Like the laws in the other states, the Illinois version prevents employers from requiring employees and/or applicants from disclosing their social media account passwords. Once again, our good friend Bradley Shear appears to … Continue reading ?The post Illinois Officially Joins the Facebook Password Fray appeared first on Social Media, Esq.™. [read post]
14 Dec 2011, 11:40 am
The Better Business Bureau recently took a firm stand against Social Media Credential Fraud. The BBB stated that "marketers must be careful what they promise in exchange for a "Like" on Facebook and that they are not using misleading or artificial means to inflate the number of Facebook likes."Social Media Credential Fraud may also be referred to as Like-Gating since the concept is the same in that misleading or artificial means are utilized to boost one's social media metrics. Social Media… [read post]
6 Oct 2011, 6:54 am
Cleveland's Mayor Frank Jackson vetoed an ordinance that would have allegedly prohibited Flash Mobs and Tweet Ups. The law was suppose to put an end to the improper use of social media that was used to violate ordinances on disorderly conduct, public intoxication and unlawful congregation by promoting illegal flash mob activity.When I first discussed this issue a few weeks ago, I stated that this ordinance was an over-reaction and that the best course of action is to enforce the current laws on… [read post]
8 Apr 2011, 2:11 pm
ALM is hosting a conference focused on the legal risks inherent with Social Media. The conference will be held on April 12, 2011 at the Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco, CA. I have attended several of ALM's Social Media conferences and each time they have covered very timely topics and have had outstanding faculty.Some of the topics that will be covered next week include: user generated content, brand protection, ethical issues, and privacy issues that social media users and content… [read post]
3 Oct 2013, 1:56 am by Elijah Yip
Social media can be risky business.  Whether an organization embraces or ignores social media, it or its employees probably already have a presence on a social network.  That simple reality can be costly for an organization without proper measures in place to deal with the risks of social media misconduct.  Readers of this blog are familiar with cases where business saw their reputations marred by employees who post embarrassing photos online about work mishaps or found themselves in… [read post]
24 Apr 2012, 9:35 pm by Tyson Snow
I like to think that social media and the law is always an interesting and timely topic. Something that everyone wants to read about. Something everyone needs to learn about. Something that is the talk of the town (okay, maybe that is an exaggeration). Over the last 24 hours, it seems like this may be the case: Don’t Let Social Media Sabotage Your Divorce (Huffington Post) Social media and Section 7: Why companies should think N-L-R-A when employees p-o-s-t (Thomas Reuters) The Internet, Social… [read post]
6 May 2010, 6:39 am by Doug Cornelius
This morning I presented to the Association of Legal Administrators. They asked me to give the view as a lawyer, law firm client, former legal administrator and blogger on what law firms should know about web 2.0. I also mixed risks, policies and compliance issues. The crowd was a diverse bunch in terms of how they use the tools personally and at their law firms. Here are the materials, with references and links to tools I mentioned in the presentation. Here is a link to my social media policies… [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 4:42 pm by By DEALBOOK
Liberty Media, the company controlled by John C. Malone, announced late Thursday that it had abandoned its plan to buy the shares of SiriusXM that it did not already own as part of a move to set up two tracking stocks to house the company’s assets. [read post]
15 Feb 2012, 11:17 am
In this video I discuss the importance of social media policies and training for employees on social media issues. While researching a presentation on social media legal issues I was surprised to learn that only 40% of businesses have a social media policy. Even less conduct employee training on social media issues. To serve this need we are now offering Social Media Policies and Training Workshops.   [read post]
10 Aug 2011, 4:57 pm
California recently banned jurors from texting, Facebook posting, and Tweeting about their cases. Specifically Bill AB 141, "requires the court, when admonishing the jury against conversation pursuant to these provisions, to clearly explain, as part of the admonishment, that the prohibition of the use of electronic or wireless devices applies to all forms of communication, electronic research, or dissemination of information about a case. The… [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 7:37 am by admin
TopDog Social Media has posted a new podcast on social media contests entitled Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking the Law (and thank you TopDog for chatting with me about social media contest laws). Some of the topics discussed in TopDog’s new podcast include: The 5 most common illegal contest mistakes by businesses running contests online and over social media; Apple’s restrictions on giving away iPads & iPhones; one mistake that cost a business $170,000 in fines; two major… [read post]
2 Jan 2012, 12:58 pm
On January 10, 2011, I made ten predictions for 2011 regarding social media and the law. Now it is time to evaluate my ability to read the tea leaves in social media and the law.1) Employers will continue to grapple with where to draw the line regarding employee social media use. This prediction has come true. For example, the NLRB has dealt with multiple cases this year concerning social media usage by employees and is trying to balance an employee's First Amendment right versus an employer's… [read post]
30 Dec 2010, 9:08 am
During the past two years, professional athletes have started to embrace social media. For example, active NFL players such Chad Ochocinco and Reggie Bush have more than a million Twitter followers. These two NFL players have successfully combined their on the field play with their off the field personalities to become popular on social media. Social media offers professional athletes new and exciting ways to engage and interact with their fans. Unfortunately, social media usage by professional… [read post]
5 May 2010, 6:35 pm
The 2008 election cycle was the first social media election. President Obama is the first U.S. President to successfully harness the power of social media to get elected. According to a post on Read Write Web from November 2008, President Obama had a major social media advantage over Senator McCain. For example, a few days before the November 2008 election Obama had 844,927 MySpace friends while Mcain had only 219,404. This major disparity was a harbinger of the future.Even though… [read post]
15 Mar 2012, 7:48 am
The 2007 Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 dead on campus was a terrible tragedy. Earlier today, a jury found Virginia Tech negligent for its delay in warning its campus about the first shootings. Two of the families of those who were killed were awarded $4 million dollars each by a jury.This case demonstrates why schools should not utilize the services of social media monitoring companies to review the password protected content of their students. On March 12, 2012, the NCAA stated that… [read post]
1 Mar 2012, 2:08 pm by Sheldon Toplitt
Image via WikipediaThe Mainely Media-owned South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry weekly has terminated reporter Michael J. Tobin after learning he had plagiarized articles that appeared in rival weeklies The Forecaster and The Current, the Sentry and the Poynter.org Website reported.Sample Media Group, the parent company of Mainely Media, took the action after discovering Tobin had lifted other reporters' copy in his coverage of South Portland city meetings. Tobin, whom the Sentry hired in September… [read post]
29 Jan 2011, 10:50 am
As I am writing this post I am surfing the net looking for information about Egypt's Social Media Revolution. It is reminiscent of the events that took place in Iran last year during their election season. The Iranian Twitter Revolution failed to achieve its immediate goal of peaceful institutional change but it may have inspired the current Social Media Revolution in Egypt. This eventing, NBC News discussed how social media has helped fuel the protests in Egypt. In general, for thousands of… [read post]
12 Jan 2012, 9:25 am
On January 10, 2011, I made ten predictions for 2011 regarding social media and the law. Now it is time to evaluate my ability to read the tea leaves in social media and the law. On December 28, 2011, I analyzed the first five of my ten predictions. Four out of my first five predictions have been realized and the one prediction that has not yet come to fruition may be realized within the next couple of months. Below were my second five predictions for 2011.6. Regulated industries such as… [read post]
29 Aug 2011, 8:26 am
According to the Guardian newspaper, the British government has pledged not to shut down social media during civil unrest. Home Secretary Theresa May told representatives of Research in Motion, Facebook, and Twitter that they have no intention of restricting internet services during public demonstrations. This is a win for free speech and a major statement against censorship and totalitarianism. Dictators restrict the freedom of ideas when they do not agree with them but democracies do not. … [read post]