With the short Thanksgiving week, I thought we would touch on a few interesting stories developing over the last couple of weeks.
Photographer gets $1 million+ verdict from AFP and Getty for copied Twitpics -
Although the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act frequently has been described as extremely broad in reach, it's also important to recognize its limitations.
One of the most substantive, sweeping limitations involves...more
Google has recently announced changes to its terms of service that will allow Google to incorporate its users’ photos, comments and names in advertisements. This new policy will go into effect on November 11th....more
Last week, a California federal judge allowed a class action to move forward challenging Google’s scanning of emails and targeted email advertising, rejecting Google’s claims of express and implied consent in its Terms of...more
Last time, we looked at whether the media can use images from social media sites applying fair use to several typical situations. Today, we look at the specific terms of service of various popular sites to see if some make...more
In Ajemian v. Yahoo Inc. (May 7, 2013), a Massachusetts court considered this question. Two brothers, who administered their brother John’s estate, brought a lawsuit against Yahoo for access to email messages of their...more
Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, asks whether Google's Glass restrictive Terms of Service could be imitated by other consumer product manufacturers....more
Morrison & Foerster’s Sherman Kahn Interviews American Arbitration Association Vice President, Sandra Partridge.
Many companies are providing for arbitration of disputes in their terms of service agreements governing...more
Imagine you’re a professional photographer who finds yourself at the scene of an apocalyptic tragedy. You rush to document the unfolding events by rapidly photographing everything you can, even the disturbing aftermath....more
This recent US copyright decision involving Agence France Presse (AFP) and photographer Daniel Morel dealt with the rights of a news publisher to publish images posted to Twitter....more
According to a recent report, Instagram lost nearly 25% of its users (as tracked by AppData) nearly overnight. The cause is believed to be due to a very unpopular change to its Terms of Service....more