Aaron Rubin

Aaron Rubin

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Status Updates - July 2014 #11

..Facebook reported strong results for ad revenue in the second quarter of 2014. Mobile advertising was particularly strong, up 30 percent from last year. Mobile ads now account for 62 percent of Facebook’s advertising...more

7/28/2014 - Social Networks

Data for the Taking: Using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Combat Web Scraping

“Web scraping” or “web harvesting”—the practice of extracting large amounts of data from publicly available websites using automated “bots” or “spiders”—accounted for 18% of site visitors and 23% of all Internet traffic in...more

7/22/2014 - Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Contract Disputes Copyright Copyright Infringement Craigslist Data Mining Electronic Spiders Facebook FTC Internet Popular Trespass Web Harvesting Web Scraping Websites

Status Updates - July 2014 #8

..The average millennial checks his or her smartphone 45 times a day and learns about news online primarily through Facebook and Twitter, according to a new survey. Search engines and email, the “more traditional” venues,...more

7/21/2014 - Bing Facebook Right to Be Forgotten Search Engines SEC Smartphones Social Networks Twitter

Status Updates - July 2014 #5

..According to a consumer survey, more than 70% of time spent in social media takes place on mobile devices, including tablets. Total mobile engagement on social networks is up 55% in the last year. Of the social networks,...more

7/14/2014 - Social Networks

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 4 - July 2014

In This Issue: - European Court of Justice Strengthens the Right to Be Forgotten - California AG Offers Best Practices for Do Not Track Disclosures; Crucial Compliance Questions Left Unanswered - Snap...more

7/11/2014 - Data Protection Do Not Track ECJ EU FTC Internet Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Right to Be Forgotten SnapChat Social Media

Court Holds That DMCA Safe Harbors Do Not Extend to Infringement Prior to Designation of Agent

The safe harbor provisions in § 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provide a mechanism that insulates online service providers from monetary damages for infringing materials posted or stored by their users....more

6/25/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement DMCA Internet Service Providers Online Platforms Safe Harbors

Status Updates - June 2014 #5

..Lately, when Facebook has wanted to increase its users’ engagement on its site, it has turned to taking out ads—on Facebook. The theme is “Where will your friends take you?”...more

6/20/2014 - Facebook Slidejoy Social Networks Tumblr Yahoo!

Status Updates - June 2014 #2

..Some freelancers are turning to social media to try to get paid for their work, often by making postings on vendors’ Facebook pages asking for overdue payments. This online shaming tactic is often successful but in some...more

6/16/2014 - Social Networks

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 2 - April 2014

In This Issue: - Employer Access to Employee Social Media: Applicant Screening, ‘Friend’ Requests and Workplace Investigations - Driving Under the Influence (of Google Glass) - U.S. Courts’ Evolving Approaches to...more

4/16/2014 - Car Accident Copyright Distracted Driving Employer Liability Issues Google Independent Films Job Applicants Revenge Porn Social Media YouTube

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 1 - January/February 2014

In This Issue: FFIEC Issues Final Guidance on Social Media Usage by Financial Institutions; Uncovering a Line in the Sand: Employee Social Media Use and the NLRA; Website Operators Await Final Guidance Regarding...more

2/3/2014 - Disclosure Do Not Track FFIEC First Amendment Mobile Apps NLRA NLRB Privacy Policy Social Media

Keeping Privates Private: The Legal Landscape of Revenge Porn

Mark Zuckerberg famously stated that the purpose of Facebook is “to make the world more open and connected,” and indeed Facebook, other social media outlets and the Internet in general have brought worldwide openness and...more

1/30/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Internet Pornography Revenge Porn

Socially Aware - Volume 4, Issue 2 - December 2013

In This Issue: Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law; Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts; Two Circuits Address the First Amendment Status of Facebook Activity; Collaborative Consumption –...more

12/23/2013 - Advertising Behavioral Advertising First Amendment Google Google Glass Internet Technology Terms of Use

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