Would the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up

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Before I launch into this post, I must provide the disclaimer that I am not a Tweeter and I do not regularly use Twitter. That being said, here we go.

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then Twitter is quickly becoming sycophancy central. “Fake” Twitter accounts abound throughout the Twitter-verse and, frankly, I find this accounts to be fascinating case studies where all sorts of legal rights might potentially collide.

Sitting down and just brainstorming for a minute, it occurs to me that fake Twitter accounts could potentially implicate a broad range of legal issues such as trademark rights, rights to publicity, privacy rights, defamation, and fair use.

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