Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update -- Vol. 2, Issue 6 -- November 2011

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In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we discuss employment law considerations in “friending” a colleague; how an ex-employee’s social media use can run afoul of non-compete or non-solicitation obligations to a former employer; a recent court decision in which a plaintiff was ordered to disclose her Facebook and MySpace passwords to opposing counsel; Facebook’s privacy-related headaches in Europe; an overview of copyright troll Righthaven’s recent string of defeats; an important decision in the Perfect 10 v. Google litigation regarding the availability of injunctive relief in copyright infringement actions; and FTC efforts to significantly expand the scope of what constitutes “personal information.” All this, plus statistical snapshots of social media trends and Status Updates, our round-up of social media news items.

In This Issue:

Can “Friending” Employees Lead to Legal Headaches?; Open Kimono: Court-Compelled Discovery of Non-Public Social Media Pages; Employee Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Social Networking Era; A Copyright Troll’s Last Stand?; Facebook Not “Liked” in Europe, Overhauls Its Privacy Settings; Ninth Circuit Follows eBay v. MercExchange and Second Circuit on Preliminary Injunctions for Alleged Copyright Infringement; The FTC Proposes Changes to Its COPPA Rule – And Why Every Website Operator Should Pay Attention; and Status Updates.

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, Labor & Employment Updates, Privacy Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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