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Status Updates - November 2014 #9

..A saving grace for search results. In the first case since 2007 to address the issue, a California state court judge recently held that Google’s search results are in fact protected by U.S. free speech laws, and that Google is…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Status Updates - November 2014 #8

..Pay to play. Attention, marketing professionals: The free ride that Facebook has been giving to advertisers is coming to end. We’ve recently discussed Facebook’s recently ban on “like” gating. Now, inspired by its users’…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Monkey Selfie Redux

When we last examined the intellectual property issues raised by a self-portrait taken by a talented female Indonesian crested black macaque—popularly known as the “Monkey Selfie”—we concluded that there was unlikely to be any…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

R.I.P.: The Facebook “Like” Gate

Do you still “like” me? Companies with Facebook Pages will find themselves asking that question of their followers over the next few weeks, as Facebook brings an end to the popular practice of offering discounts, exclusive…more
| Communications & Media Law

Status Updates - November 2014 #7

..Laundry time. Make sure you are getting what you’re paying for. That’s good advice in a lot of areas of human endeavor and it’s certainly true of online advertising. We wrote last month about efforts by the online advertising…more
| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law

Status Updates - November 2014 #6

That’s a lot of latte. It turns out that Starbucks—not a company in the mobile payments business—was the first company to make in-person payments by mobile phone mainstream. According to recent statements by the coffee giant’s…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ninth Circuit to Reconsider the Curious Copyright Case Requiring YouTube to Take Down All Copies of Anti-Islamic Film

Earlier this year, Socially Aware noted a peculiar decision out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals holding that an actress owns a copyright interest in her five-second performance in a film and thus could demand the removal…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Status Updates - November 2014 #5

..Tale of the tape. Remember the 1980s? Back then, watching a movie on demand meant visiting your local video store and renting the video tape version of the film that you wanted to watch (assuming it was available). During that…more
| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Personal Injury, Privacy, International Law & Trade

Status Updates - November 2014 #3

..Lyfted documents? Uber and Lyft, two ride-sharing companies that are both expanding rapidly and trying to take business away from traditional taxis in cities across the nation, have never been on the best of terms. Their…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 6 - November 2014

In This Issue: - To Click or Not to Click? Ninth Circuit Rejects Browsewrap Arbitration Clause - “Operation Full Disclosure”: FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print - New York Family Court Magistrate…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Status Updates - November 2014 #2

..Bad chords. A European musician’s attempt to stop a negative concert review from continuing to appear in Internet search results is raising questions about whether the EU’s “right to be forgotten” ruling could prevent the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade

New California Privacy Law Revisions Will Impact Website and Mobile App Operators With Users Under Age 18

Last year, California made child-related revisions to its Online Privacy Protection Act that have ramifications even for websites and other online services that are not directed to children. The revision, “Privacy Rights for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

What’s in a Like?

In the pre-Facebook era, the word “like” was primarily a verb (and an interjection sprinkled throughout valley girls’ conversations). Although you could have likes and dislikes in the sense of preferences, you could not give…more
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Status Updates - November 2014

..Cuffed links. The Spanish parliament has passed what is commonly known as the “Google tax,” although it’s technically not a tax and doesn’t apply solely to Google. Rather, it’s an intellectual property law requiring online…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Status Updates - October 2014 #14

Cover your Glass. We’ve addressed in Socially Aware the growing legal hysteria stirred up by Google Glass and other wearable technology. Just as Polaroid cameras were once banned from beach resorts and even the Washington…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology
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