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15 Jun 2012, 10:39 pm
The NCAA has updated its social media recruiting policy. The policy deregulates the number of texts, calls, and other forms of digital communication that coaches may have with potential recruits after they finish their sophomore year in high school.While the previous policy was instituted with good intentions, it was very difficult to enforce and not flexible enough to adapt to the changing ways we communicate and interact. Unfortunately, there are some self-anointed sports social media… [read post]
10 Jul 2011, 7:44 am
Is Klout's algorithm compromised by Social Media Credential Fraud? At this point, it appears that Klout's algorithm is unable to accurately measure influence because it is not able to accurately determine who has real online and/or real world influence due to Social Media Credential Fraud.According to Klout's website, the factors in its algorithm include: "List inclusions, Follower/Follow Ratio, Followed Back %, Unique Senders, Unique Retweeters, Unique Commenters, Unique Likers, Influence of… [read post]
17 Aug 2012, 6:59 pm
On June 28, 2011, I was one of the first to analyze the new International Olympic Committee's social media regulations. When the regulations initially were released, I immediately noticed that there may some major challenges with the policies. At that time I stated, "In general, the IOC's Social Media Policy appears to be a good starting point for discussion. However, the points I mention above need to be addressed before the Games begin to lessen the likeliehood that social media compliance… [read post]
28 Jan 2012, 6:17 pm
The Supreme Court ruled today that the Fourth Amendment still matters in the Social Media Age. In U.S. v. Jones, the court voted 9-0 that a warrant was required to place a GPS tracker onto a car.This case has wide ranging ramifications in the Social Media Age. If the installation of a GPS tracking device onto a car constitutes a search then the required installation of social media monitoring software onto a student's personal electronic device by a state school also constitutes a search. In… [read post]
24 Feb 2013, 3:32 pm by legalinformatics
Kelly Lynn Anders, JD has published Ethical Exits: When Lawyers and Judges Must Sever Ties on Social Media, Charleston Law Review, Vol. 7, 187-205 (2012-2013). Here is the abstract: This article addresses the very recent trend of requiring lawyers and judges to sever ties on social media, the professional implications of doing so, relevant rules governing judicial and attorney conduct, and a discussion of “best practices” for lawyers and judges to follow when social media connections… [read post]
10 Mar 2011, 5:23 am
Florida Judge W. Douglas Baird ordered Mark One Financial LLC not to utilize social media when trying to contact Melanie Beacham over an alleged debt of $362. Ms. Beacham sued the debt collector in 2010 for violating her privacy. Debt collectors have been using social media to contact debtors for several years. However, only in the past year has this activity been deemed news worthy by the mainstream press. The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) appears to be silent on if and how… [read post]
17 Aug 2011, 8:09 am
Is a telephone flash mob criminal? How do you prove that a series of Tweets directly caused a telephone flash mob? The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is trying to answer these questions after an artist who goes by the stage name, "The Game" allegedly tweeted the phone number of a sheriff's station on August 12th. It is alleged that The Game's tweets were directly responsible for a sheriff's station receiving hundreds of calls that tied up its phone lines for a few hours. According to… [read post]
26 Nov 2012, 7:52 am
Hurricane Sandy will go down as one of the worst natural disasters in American history.  According to the latest news reports, more than 100 people have died from the storm and economic damages may surpass more than $50 billion dollars. To make matters worse, looters have made some people afraid to leave their homes to obtain much needed supplies.  As a former New Yorker, my heart goes out to my friends and former neighbors who are dealing with this terrible tragedy. … [read post]
16 Apr 2012, 11:49 am by David M. Ward
I've said before that if you're new to social media you should start with Twitter. Reason: you only need to fill out one paragraph of information to set up your account. Your profile on LinkedIn, by contrast, requires more effort. LinkedIn is important for attorneys because it serves as a sort of online CV. In fact, many professionals link to their LinkedIn profile precisely for that purpose. Your profile helps prospects and other professionals quickly assess what you have… [read post]
4 Jul 2012, 7:17 am
Delaware is the first state to pass student social media privacy legislation. While HB 309: An Act to Amend Title 14 of the Delaware Code Relating to Education was passed by both the Delaware General Assembly and Senate over the weekend, it still needs to be signed by Delaware's governor to become law.Delaware's HB 309 utilized Maryland's SB 434 as a template. Maryland's SB 434 passed the Maryland Senate 46-0 but died at the end of the legislative session due to the logjam created when the… [read post]
30 Nov 2011, 7:36 pm
Last week, Kansas High School student Emma Sullivan used Twitter to discuss her feelings about Governor Sam Brownback. While participating in a Youth in Government Program Sullivan tweeted, "Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot.Governor Brownback's office was not amused by the Tweet and Niomi Burget, assistant director of scheduling for the governor forwarded the tweet to Deborah Brown of the Shawnee Mission School District who then contacted… [read post]
3 Jul 2013, 7:50 am by
According to NBC News, Saudi Arabia has sentenced seven people to jail for posting on Facebook messages encouraging anti-government protests.  The prison sentences ranged from five to ten years. The men involved were not charged with participating in the actual protests but with "inciting "protests, illegal gathering, and breaking allegiance with the king". This is not the first time that a country has sent people to jail for protesting online.  Last year, Oman sentenced two people to jail… [read post]
8 Feb 2012, 11:24 am by David M. Ward
The big knock on blogging and social media is that it takes up too much time. And so many attorneys give up on it before they see any appreciable results. Many others never start. It takes two things to be successful marketing online: You have to know what to do, and You have to do it long enough to see results. You can't just throw up some content or tweets and expect the world to come rushing to your (virtual) door. You need to know the fundamentals. And you need to put in… [read post]
21 Oct 2011, 6:28 pm
Missouri repealed its recently enacted student-teacher social media ban which prohibited students and teachers from interacting with each other online. I wrote about the law on August 2, 2011 and at the time stated:"there is a tremendous lack of understanding regarding social media by elected officials across the country. Does Missouri have a law that bans teachers and students from being able to join the same Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues? Does Missouri have a law that bans teachers from… [read post]
16 Aug 2011, 9:14 pm
Is a telephone flash mob criminal? How do you prove that a serious of Tweets directly caused a telephone flash mob? The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is trying to answer these questions after an artist who goes by the stage name, "The Game" allegedly tweeted the phone number of a sheriff's station on August 12th. It is alleged that The Game's tweets were directly responsible for a sheriff's station receiving hundreds of calls that tied up its phone lines for a few hours. According to… [read post]
17 Jul 2012, 9:22 am
The Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) was signed into law in 1998 to protect the intellectual property rights of content creators while also providing a safe harbor for internet service providers and websites who act in good faith to remove infringing content once they become aware of the matter. The Lanham Act was enacted in 1946 and has been amended several times. In 1999, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act amended the Lanham Act to address domain name trademark issues.Does the… [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 6:28 am
South Korea's highest court unanimously ruled that South Koreans are not required to register their user names or other online account information in order to make comments on the Internet. This reaffirms that South Korea will protect freedom of speech on social media and other online platforms.When applying this law to universities in South Korea, it appears to mean that public school students are not required provide their schools their social media user names or other digital account… [read post]
13 Jun 2013, 10:06 am by
The Oregon legislature recently voted to protect its businesses and schools from social media monitoring legal liability and to protect the personal privacy of employees and students.  Last week, the Oregon legislature passed legislation that will protect its employers and schools from becoming required to hire social media monitoring companies to review the personal digital accounts of their employees and students. These laws may save Oregon employers and schools tens of millions of dollars… [read post]
15 Jun 2011, 12:43 pm
Soon after I made my original post regarding Congressman Weiner's alleged inappropriate Tweet, Mr. Weiner came clean in a news conference in New York City. Mr. Weiner apologized for lying and his terrible mistake throughout his social media crisis.If Mr. Weiner would have hired an attorney well versed in social media matters immediately after this scandal broke and received and followed his advice the fallout of this situation may have been lessened. People make dumb mistakes all the time. … [read post]
21 Aug 2013, 5:16 am by
Colleges and high schools across the country are implementing unconstitutional social media policies that are requiring state legislatures, Congress, and the courts to  show them the error of their ways.  For example, Utah State and Northwestern University implemented clearly unconstitutional social media policies directed at their student-athletes.  Due to these policies, Utah and Illinois enacted legislation banning these schools' social media policies.  The Lodi Unified… [read post]