PhoneDog v. Noah Kravitz

Order On Defendants Motion To Dismiss Purusant To FRCP


"Plaintiff PhoneDog brings this action against one of its former employees, Defendant Noah Kravitz, based on his continued use of a Twitter account that PhoneDog alleges it owns and contains trade secrets, namely the compilation of subscribers and the password used to access the account..."

Court filing in the interesting case of Noah Kravitz, a former employee of PhoneDog, who is being sued in federal court over the @PhoneDog_Noah Twitter account.

Interesting development for folks watching the various legal implications of social media use in the workplace:

"In October 2010, Mr. Kravitz ended his employment with PhoneDog. At that time, PhoneDog requested that he relinquish use of the Twitter Account. In response, Mr. Kravitz changed the Account handle to '@noahkravitz,' and continues to use the Account. As a result, PhoneDog alleges that it has suffered at least $340,000 in damages..."

Tweet for work? Who owns your account? Do you know?

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Published In: Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 9th Circuit, California | United States

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