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29 Nov 2009, 7:20 am
Courtney Love is being sued by fashion designed Dawn Simorangkir after Ms.Love allegedly posted false and derogatory statements about Ms. Simorangkir on Twitter.  According to CNN, Ms. Love made the alleged libelous statements after she had a disagreement with Ms. Simorangkir regarding the cost of Ms. Simorangkir's services.   The bottom line is that social media users should avoid posting content that may be considered libel.  Insurance companies who provide Social Media Insurance or Social… [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]
22 Dec 2010, 5:26 pm
On September 14th and September 15, ALM's Corporate Counsel will be hosting a seminar that will discuss current intellectual property issues. The conference's keynote speaker will be Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights. Intellectual Property practitioners from all over the country will be speaking and will be in attendance.Some of the topics that will be discussed at the conference include: Protecting Your IP in a Digital Environment, Monetizing Your Copyright and Trademarks, Recent Online… [read post]
17 Feb 2012, 9:35 am by David M. Ward
Technology has given us many more options for marketing our professional services. In the "old" days (i.e., thirty years ago), we networked with other professionals, did some public speaking and wrote the occasional article. Some of us took out ads in the yellow pages. Mostly, we relied on our clients to refer other clients. Today, we have the Internet. The wonders of hi-tech. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Goggle+, LinkedIn, and, as of about ten minutes ago, Pinterest. And… [read post]
21 Aug 2013, 5:15 am by
According to ABC News in Chicago, a former Northwestern University student has claimed that after she was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital a doctor took photos of her without her consent and posted them online.  This is not the first time that it has been alleged that an employee in the medical field has posted online photos of patients without their consent.  Unfortunately, this will not be the last time either.    The doctor allegedly posted photographs of the… [read post]
17 Mar 2013, 12:53 am by legalinformatics
Here are two recent items regarding service of legal documents via social media, in the context of U.S. law: Evan Brown, Esq., tells us that a U.S. federal district court has allowed service of documents via Facebook, in a case involving defendants located in India (FTC v. PCCare247 Inc., 2013 WL 841037 (S.D.N.Y. March 7, 2013)) The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog tells us of a new Texas bill that would allow service of citation [i.e., summons] by social media (text of the bill, H. B.… [read post]
9 Dec 2011, 8:24 am
Cleveland is still trying to criminalize social media. If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again must be Cleveland's City Council slogan. On July 25, 2011, August 5, 2011, and on October 6, 2011 I wrote about Cleveland's prior attempts to criminalize social media flash mobs, tweet ups, get togethers, etc...When I spoke with Thomas Ott of the Cleveland Plain Dealer in October I was quoted as saying that the law is still vague and that Cleveland has more work to do on the legislation.… [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]
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]
21 Aug 2013, 5:15 am by
According to ABC News in Chicago, a former Northwestern University student has claimed that after she was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital a doctor took photos of her without her consent and posted them online.  This is not the first time that it has been alleged that an employee in the medical field has posted online photos of patients without their consent.  Unfortunately, this will not be the last time either.    The doctor allegedly posted photographs of the… [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]
25 Jul 2011, 3:24 pm
Cleveland is known for many things. Both famous and renown. They may also soon be known as one of the first large cities in the United States to ban "destructive" social media "Flash Mobs". According to Wikipedia, a Flash Mob "is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire. A flash mob may be organized via social media, texting, email,… [read post]
6 Nov 2011, 9:17 pm
This week the Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v. Jones regarding whether installing a GPS device on a suspect's car without a warrant is constitutional. This case may have far reaching ramifications in the Social Media Age because it may create the foundation to determine whether electronic data in various platforms may be protected by the 4th Amendment.On April 29, 2010 and July 25, 2010, I discussed how Congress may pass the Social Media Privacy Protection Act. This act may… [read post]
7 Dec 2010, 7:04 am
According to the Associated Press, Google has stated that it will respond to complaints about pirated material within 24 hours after receiving notification. This announcement also states that Google will better police the sites that utilize its ad network to try to limit copyright violations. This long overdue announcement is great news for content creators.On June 30, 2010, I stated that even though Viacom lost the initial round of the Viacom v. YouTube case, the case may be a win for copyright… [read post]
20 Dec 2010, 11:53 am
Choosing a social media lawyer is difficult because there are so few bona fida social media attorneys around. You should choose a social media lawyer in the same manner that you choose a lawyer for any other matter: via due diligence. Social Media Law is like entertainment law and sports law in that there are several different areas of the law that a practitioner should understand.Some of the areas of the law that a social media lawyer should be knowledgeable about include: Internet law,… [read post]
12 Sep 2012, 7:46 am
According to the New York Daily News, the New York City Police Department has created official rules on how to utilize social media to investigate potential criminal activity. Since the NYPD developed CompStat, it has been recognized as a leader in utilizing new digital technologies for law enforcement. The New York Daily News states that under the new rules, NYPD "officers involved in probes involving social media may register their aliases with the department and use a department-issued laptop… [read post]
31 May 2013, 7:52 am by
Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill that bans Tweeting while driving.  SB 147 will become effective August 1, 2013, and violators may be fined up to $175 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent violations. The new law bans not only Tweeting, but any other social media usage while driving.  I believe it is important for drivers and auto manufacturers to become more aware of the distracted driving issues inherent with making one's car a mobile/apps… [read post]
25 May 2012, 8:09 am by Susan Moon
What’s it like to do social media lawyering in-house? Susan Moon explains… Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: In-house, In-House Counsel, In-house counseling, Intellectual Property, Moonlighting, Privacy, Social media, Social Media Law, Social Media Policy, Social Networking Websites, Susan Moon [read post]
5 May 2010, 6:47 pm
Social media rights in professional sports is going to soon become one of the biggest revenue generating streams outside of a professional player's contract. It may take several years for this prediction to pan out but I guarantee that this will occur in the near future. There are only a handful of professional athletes who are able to obtain major endorsement deals. The traditional form of endorsement deals where an athlete such as Tiger Woods is seen utilizing or standing next to a product is… [read post]
18 Nov 2009, 7:16 am by Bradley S. Shear, Esq.
Courtney Love is being sued by fashion designed Dawn Simorangkir after Ms.Love allegedly posted false and derogatory statements about Ms. Simorangkir on Twitter. According to CNN, Ms. Love made the alleged libelous statements after she had a disagreement with Ms. Simorangkir regarding the cost of Ms. Simorangkir's services. The bottom line is that social media users should avoid posting content that may be considered libel. Insurance companies who provide Social Media Insurance or Social… [read post]