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Firm Profile: Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482, United States
Phone: (415) 268-7000
Fax: (415) 268-7522
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Virginia
Other Countries
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
1,000+ Attorneys

Social Links: Instagram’s new tool to denote paid posts; the world’s 1st autonomous-vehicle public transportation system for the masses; the “COVFEFE Act” would seek to ensure Trump’s tweets are preserved

Instagram is now allowing a limited number of users to identify branded content with a “paid partnership” subhead instead of using hashtags like #ad and #sponsored to identify sponsored posts. The platform says it plans to…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

E-tailers Rejoice as Decisions Limit Plaintiffs’ Lawyers’ Ability to Sue in Federal Court for Alleged Violations of New Jersey’s Controversial Consumer Protection Law

Online retailers are breathing a little easier since a New Jersey federal court handed down two decisions making it more difficult for plaintiffs to prevail against such retailers in federal court under New Jersey’s…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection

Social Links: Court disallows firing over Facebook page rant; Ether threatens Bitcoin’s reign as top digital currency; NBA slam dunks social media marketing

One year since agreeing with the European Commission to remove hate speech within 24 hours of receiving a complaint about it, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are removing flagged content an average of 59% of the time,…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Twitter modifies Privacy Policy; YouTube ad-policy changes lower some video creators’ payouts; teen beats Ellen DeGeneres’s re-tweet record

Twitter updated its online Privacy Policy to disclose that Twitter will be personalizing content and facilitating interest-based advertising by sharing information about its users’ online activity both on and off the…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Could the Use of Online Volunteers and Moderators Increase Your Company’s Copyright Liability Exposure?

With over one billion websites on the Internet, and 211 million items of online content created every minute, it should come as no surprise that content curation is one of the hottest trends in the Internet industry. We are…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

IoT Deals Continue to Bolster Tech M&A Market

Dealmakers who responded to a recent Morrison & Foerster survey predicted that the market for M&A transactions in the technology sector will be even more robust in 2017 than it was in 2015 and 2016—years in which acquirers…more
 /  Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

New York’s Highest Court Rebuffs Facebook’s Efforts to Protect the Rights of Its Users in Search Warrant Fight

Facebook’s four-year battle on behalf of its users, seeking to quash 381 warrants obtained by the New York County District Attorney’s Office, has come to a close. The decision of the New York Court of Appeals—which is New York’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Rules for researching jurors via social media; law enforcement and new technologies; Facebook tool allows copyright owners to claim ad earnings from unauthorized video uploads

A nice overview of the rules on researching jurors’ social media accounts in various jurisdictions from Law.com. The importance of appearing at the top of Google search results, especially on mobile devices, is driving…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

5th Circuit: ISP Not Liable for Infringement Due to Lack of Volitional Conduct, Despite Ineligibility for DMCA Safe Harbor

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently considered in BWP Media USA, Inc. v. T&S Software Associates, Inc. whether volitional conduct is required to establish a claim for direct copyright infringement against an Internet…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Orders Google to Turn Over Foreign-Stored Data

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently secured a notable victory against Google in a dispute over the enforceability of a U.S. search warrant seeking access to foreign-stored account data…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Social media ad spend soars; the FTC sends special message to “influencers”; LinkedIn changes its terms of use

A New York State senator has introduced a bill that would make posting footage of a crime to social media with the intention of glorifying violence or becoming famous punishable by up to four years in prison and fines…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

M&A Leaders Survey Results

2017 will be an even busier year than 2016 and 2015 for M&A deals in the technology sector, according to more than half of the dealmakers who responded to the semi-annual M&A Leaders Survey conducted by our colleagues at…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Limiting Statutory Damages in Internet Copyright Cases

One of the most significant legal concerns for Internet service providers is the risk of exposure to liability for the copyright infringements of their users. The concern is not unreasonable. Because Internet service providers…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update Volume 8, Issue 2

Welcome to the newest edition of Socially Aware, our Burton Awardwinning guide to the law and business of social media. In this edition, we explore the threat to U.S. jobs posed by rapid advances in emerging technologies; we…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Links: Burger King ad triggers Google Assistant devices; suits allege infringement of copyrights in content posted to social media; Twitter’s hidden “dislike” button

Without Google’s permission, Burger King ended one of its television commercials with a statement designed to automatically cause Google Assistant devices to read a list of the Whopper’s ingredients out loud. Having passed…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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