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LinkedIn Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

Social Links: Twitter’s tough quarter; Yelp warns users about litigious dentist; Pinterest battles Snapchat

Instagram now allows celebrities to block trolls. The rest of us will have to continue trying to ignore Instagram trolls. While Facebook reached new highs last quarter, Twitter continued to stumble. Will adding more live...more

Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts

Social media platforms have become an increasingly important means for companies to build and manage their brands and to interact with their customers, in many cases eclipsing companies’ traditional “.com” websites. Social...more

Managing Your Social Media Accounts

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Imagine a situation where you have a small business that is planning a major event at a sports venue and needs to utilize a variety of social media channels to publicize the event and garner support for it. Such a business...more

Who Owns a LinkedIn Account? An Update to Eagle v. Edcomm, Inc.

In October 2012, we told you about the case of Eagle v. Edcomm, Inc. pertaining to whether an employee’s LinkedIn account belongs to the employee (Linda Eagle) or to her employer (Edcomm). At that time, the United States...more

Taking Control of Former Executive’s LinkedIn Account Found Permissible

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

In our January 2012 newsletter, we reported on Maremont v. Susan Fredman Design Group, Ltd., a case where a court recognized potential claims under the Lanham Act and/or the Stored Communications Act because an employer...more

Noncompete News: Former Employee Can't Sue Employer Under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Over The Ownership Of Employee's Social...

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Executive Summary: A District Court in Pennsylvania entered judgment in favor of the employer on a former employee's Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") claim in a dispute over the ownership of the employee's LinkedIn...more

What rights do employers have over employees’ social media accounts in light of LinkedIn/CFAA ruling?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that when a company took over a departing employee’s LinkedIn account, the company did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the case of Eagle v. Edcomm....more

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