Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Status Updates - March 2015 #2

Out with the inbox? The overwhelming popularity of workplace-specific platforms that facilitate coworker communication—commonly referred to as “enterprise social media”—is undeniable. But are these platforms poised to someday…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

UK’s Financial Services Regulator: No Hashtags in Financial Promotions

Earlier this month the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued its final guidance on financial promotions made via social media channels. As we reported last year, the FCA issued…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

The New Frontier in Interest Based Advertising: FTC Shifts Focus to Cross-Device Tracking

As consumers increasingly connect to the Internet using multiple devices—such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, TVs and wearable devices—advertising technology companies have rapidly developed capabilities to reach the same…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Five Vital Questions on the Implications of UK Law on Social Media

Chevy Kelly: In your opinion, what are the top three legal risks that organizations in the United Kingdom face when engaging in social media? Sue McLean: Compliance with relevant advertising and marketing rules is a key…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

First-Ever Award of “Any Damages” for Fraudulent DMCA Takedowns Under Section 512(f)

Under section 512(f) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), copyright owners are liable for “any damages” stemming from knowingly false accusations of infringement that result in removal of the accused online material…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Data for the Taking: Using Website Terms and Conditions to Combat Web Scraping

Is it stealing to take data without permission from a public website, or is it simply making use of resources that are made available to you? “Web scraping” or “screen scraping” is the practice of extracting large amounts of…more
| Business Torts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Status Updates - March 2015

Forced friendship. A committee of the Arkansas Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill that would allow companies and other organizations responsible for supervising minors to require their employees to include a…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Who Will Update My Status When I’m Dead?: The Biggest Social Media Platforms’ Policies on Deceased-User Accounts

It’s often said that, when it comes to regulating technology, U.S. laws aren’t up to speed. That includes U.S. trusts and estates laws, which, in many cases, do not say much about what happens to your digital assets after you…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

With Highly Anticipated Copyright Decision, The AutoHop Litigation Is Coming to a Close

In 2012, DISH Network announced two novel product offerings that would result in considerable backlash from the four major broadcast television networks and set in motion a three-year, wide-ranging, multi-front battle with the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Twenty Years Down the Road: A Q&A With Paul Goldstein, Author of Copyright’s Highway

More than two decades have passed since internationally recognized copyright law expert and award-winning novelist Professor Paul Goldstein of Stanford Law School (and Of Counsel to Morrison & Foerster) published his landmark…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Oh Snap! Social Media, Snapchat and the Need for Platform-Specific Marketing Strategies

One of the fascinating things about social media is that, from a marketing standpoint, each social media platform offers its own unique set of features and opportunities; as a result, a marketing strategy that proves successful…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Status Updates - February 2015 #4

Blawg rules. The California State Bar has issued an opinion outlining the circumstances under which an attorney’s blog would be subject to the requirements of the California State Bar Act’s Rules of Professional Conduct…more
| Communications & Media Law, Law Practice Products & Services, Law Firm Marketing

Status Updates - February 2015 #3

Social media for minimalists. These days, the information flooding the news feeds on some social media platforms can feel overwhelming and redundant. Take Twitter, for example—a medium whose popularity has resulted in a user…more
| Communications & Media Law

Status Updates - February 2015 #2

Social work. Enterprise social media platforms – i.e., Facebook-like platforms used by companies to facilitate communication and collaboration among their employees – are incredibly popular these days; by some estimates, it has…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Socially Aware - Volume 6, Issue 1 - January/February 2015

In This Issue: - Good Rep: Social Media Assets in M&A Transactions - Narrow Vision: Did Anti-Glass Hysteria Contribute to the Demise of Google Glass? - Forced to Cyber-Spy: Court Rules Parents Can Be Held…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Personal Injury, Science, Computers, & Technology
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