The Ever-Expanding Scope of Social Media Discovery
John Lewis of BakerHostetler Discusses Use of Social Media in Gawker Class Action
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys
Should an employer have a written social media policy?
Stealth Lawyer: Zach Abramowitz, 'Blogcaster'
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Survey: Firms With Blogs Grow Revenue Faster
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
How GCs Use Social Media to Hire Law Firms
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
How Lawyers Can Optimize Their Profile Feed On LinkedIn
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How To Create A Personal Profile On LinkedIn For Lawyers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
What Next for the NLRB?
In this edition, we reflect upon the key digital media events of the first half of 2015 and present the major deals, developments and trends across video, music, gaming and virtual reality....more
There’s just no rest for employment lawyers this summer. We had another exciting week. The biggest news was the EEOC’s ruling that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The agency found that...more
A good marketing department knows how to generate product “buzz” by leveraging external influencers and promotions. The challenge for the company is to avoid being stung by the FTC’s recently published Endorsement Guides (the...more
The explosive growth of social media has clients facing legal questions that didn’t even exist a few short years ago. Helping your clients navigate this muddled legal landscape will have them clicking “like” in no...more
This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block. Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National...more
Companies should revisit their policies for influencer programs for compliance with the updated guidance.
Online advertising and promotion first attracted the attention of the Federal Trademark Commission (FTC) in 2009....more
The FTC, in recent staff statements, has sought to clarify advertisers’ and publishers’ obligations regarding native advertising and social media promotions, particularly regarding when and how to clarify to readers that a...more
The Internet of Things: EU vs US guidance -
Reports from the European Commission and the FTC on privacy and security best practices for IoT - key issues and highlights...
Are IPRs impacting the pharmaceutical...more
Recent actions by the Federal Trade Commission highlight the need for companies to review the sufficiency of their advertising disclosures. Companies should take particular care when launching an ad campaign using social...more
The FTC recently revised its “What People are Asking” page, a source of informal guidance relating to the FTC’s Endorsement Guides. The Endorsement Guides were last revised in 2009. The FAQ revisions are intended to address...more
In light of the continued expansion of digital and social media, the FTC has released updated guidance on disclosing endorser relationships. In addition to reiterating its general guidance on when and how disclosures need to...more
For the first time since 2009, the FTC has updated the Q&A on its Endorsement Guides. The Endorsement Guides represent administrative interpretations of laws enforced by the FTC, specifically the applicability of Section 5...more
In recent years, companies have increasingly relied on social media platforms to promote their products, often featuring testimonials and endorsements from consumers and public figures as well as other user-generated content....more
DAA Mobile Privacy Code Enforcement Begins In September -
Get ready: September 1 marks the beginning of enforcement of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s mobile privacy code, the group recently announced. Companies will...more
Social media allows users to effortlessly communicate globally with nothing more than a few keystrokes. Advertisers have harnessed the power of social media bloggers and incorporated it as a key component of their...more
In This Issue:
- Court Protects Anonymity of Yelp Users
- FTC Issues Landmark Report on Internet of Things
- Who Will Update My Status When I’m Dead?: The Biggest Social Media Platforms’ Policies on...more
The FTC has approved the final order in its February complaint against AmeriFreight for failing to disclose that it compensated consumers for their online reviews. Coordinated and paid advertising campaigns that do not...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
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
Recent widely publicized cyberattacks have made clear that nation-state hackers are now hacking companies for political purposes and they appear to be focused on broadcasters and other media companies....more
This was one of the more interesting stories of the year – does the photographer who set up everything to allow for a monkey to take a selfie own the copyright to that selfie? This year we learned that no, the photographer...more
According to a Request for Investigation filed with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) on December 9, 2014, a coalition of consumer and children’s privacy rights organizations has asked for a federal investigation of the...more
Enforcement efforts by the Federal Trade Commission in the area of false advertising have long emphasized the importance of disclosing material facts relevant to advertising claims to ensure that messages communicated to the...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has once again made good on its promise to enforce against deceptive advertising under Section 5 of the FTC Act, regardless of the media in which the advertising appears: its recently...more
A SURVEY OF PRIVACY, COPYRIGHT, AND TRADEMARK ISSUES -
Today, even Elvis has a Facebook page, Instagram2 and Google+ accounts, a Twitter handle, a Pinterest board, and a mobile app. The Internet and the mobile...more
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