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Two recent cases produced what appear to be different answers to the question posed above. In the first case, a U.S. District Court in Gardner v. Detroit Entertainment, (Case No. 12-14870, October 15, 2014, USDC, E. Mich.)...more
On February 10, 2015, the Southern District of New York denied Fox News’ motion for summary judgment in a copyright lawsuit involving the posting of a copyrighted image on its Facebook page. North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v....more
Access to digital assets following an individual's death continues to be a hot topic, and once again has made the news. This time, Facebook has announced a new feature called a "Legacy Contact." Essentially, this is the...more
Facebook now allows you to appoint a “legacy contact” for your Facebook account after you die. Previously, after a user died, Facebook would not allow anyone else to access or modify the deceased user’s Facebook account, but...more
Tinder, a popular mobile dating app, recently shut down an ad campaign from Gap, stating that the campaign violated the app's terms of service. Gap's failure to comply with Tinder's terms of service is a cautionary tale for...more
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...more
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
Federico v. Lincoln Military Hous., 2014 WL 7447937 (E.D. Va. Dec. 31, 2014).
In this tort action, the plaintiffs sought to recover damages allegedly caused by harmful mold in a military housing complex. The plaintiffs...more
Lets face it, we have reached an-all time high in narcissism in the United States. Facebook and Twitter seem to fuel the fire, giving some users the impression the world cares what they ate for lunch. This behavior is ruining...more
A Growing Chorus of Federal Courts Finds User IDs, by themselves, Do Not Count as Personally Identifiable Information under the VPPA Recently, a federal district judge joined a number of his colleagues around the country who...more
Twenty years ago, the social media world we now live in was the stuff of science fiction. Today, social media is a critical business tool creating unprecedented opportunities for direct consumer interaction, brand awareness,...more
In the past five years, employers both big and small have become accustomed to social media and increased technology in the workplace. Everyone and their parents are on Facebook, and one cannot go anywhere without being asked...more
Can an employee’s Facebook post be grounds for termination? The Fifth Circuit says, “Yes.” Graziosi v. City of Greenville Mississippi, No. 13-60900 (5th Cir. January 9, 2015). A police officer posted on her Facebook page and...more
The Fourth District in Nucci v. Target Corp., --- So. 3d ----, 2015 WL 71726, 40 Fla. Law Weekly D166 (Fla. 4th DCA Jan. 7, 2015), recently held that photographs posted on a plaintiff’s social media sites are discoverable if...more
Today it’s reported that 58% of American adults use Facebook, 17.5% use Instagram, and 50% use tumblr. Social media websites sometimes offer users the option of disclosing postings, including photographs, to different sets of...more
In March we ran a post on how important videos, photographs, and statements on social media sites can be when investigating a property loss. A picture is literally worth a thousand words. Earlier this month, a Florida court...more
Douglas Burdick v. The Superior Court of Orange County -
Court Of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (January 14, 2015) -
This case helps clarify when an Internet posting may be sufficient to support personal...more
Pupils, passwords and privacy. A law that went into effect on January1st has the parents of some Illinois school children asking themselves how much of their children’s privacy they’re willing to forgo to keep cyberbullying...more
On January 7, 2015, in Nucci v. Target Corp, et al, the District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District upheld a lower court’s order compelling Plaintiff Maria Nucci to produce photographs originally posted...more
It seems as though every other week brings news of a new social media hack. Last week, Crayola had hackers post inappropriate content on its Facebook page, and the official Twitter feed of U.S. military's Central Command was...more
If the National Labor Relations Board seemed to be on the ropes in 2013, it certainly came out swinging in 2014. Last year, we reported that the Board faced a number of serious legal battles. Although...more
Welcome to MDM Newsletter #5—and to an entirely new year of Digital Media machinations. What better way to start the year than first recapping the last one—then predicting major themes for 2015—and then ending things up with...more
Mary Jo White was confirmed in April 2013 as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), becoming the first former United States Attorney to serve in that role. Given her background, and despite criticism...more
A Craigslist conviction. The highest court in Massachusetts upheld the conviction under the Bay State’s anti-harassment statute of a couple who posted fake Craigslist advertisements that caused a great deal of trouble for...more
More predictions about privacy, advertising and digital media trends making headlines in 2015 from Of Digital Interest editor Bridget O’Connell and predictions from our London office by Rob Lister...more
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