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


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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