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Do you consider yourself famous? If the answer is no, then you have likely never been concerned with the invasion of your right of publicity. The right of publicity is the right of a person in his or her identity—name or...more
Considering the meteoric growth of social media websites like Facebook—which had 1.44 billion active users in the first quarter of 2015--the ecosystem of individuals and businesses that should be cognizant of the legal...more
Vloggers have become the reality stars of our times. For an increasing number of social media users, what was once a hobby is now a lucrative career. You may be surprised to learn that Felix Kjellberg (aka “PewDiePie”), a...more
Your social media content is not only susceptible to hacking; it’s also susceptible to disclosure requests from civil litigants (see our Sept. 14 blog post for more details) and even prosecutors without your consent if they...more
One of today's challenges faced by franchisors and franchise systems is negative remarks posted online by a customer, ex-employee, or even a dissatisfied franchisee. Negative comments appear in sites created specifically to...more
State AGs Settle Negative Option Marketing Case for $1M:
Negative option marketing cost one company $1 million in a recent deal with the Attorneys General of New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.
According to the...more
A settled SEC enforcement action describes an alleged interesting social media fraud. Two defendants that reside in India were alleged to have been behind the fraud.
According to the SEC the scheme was an online...more
PTAB Update on Inter Partes Review -
On August 19, 2015, the Director of the USPTO released a blog post reporting on the state of post-grant review proceedings created by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 and...more
Social media has become an integral part of our society, and now it's playing a big role in our industry, too. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is harnessing the power of Facebook and Twitter not only to create...more
When Kim Kardashian speaks, the FDA listens. Or, more precisely, when Kardashian, who has 46.8 million followers on Instagram, posts an enthusiastic endorsement—and advertisement—on the social media platform for Diclegis, a...more
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In recruitment,the use of personal information collected via social media platform may create risks of discrimination and privacy invasion.
With the revolution of information technology,...more
During a 2010 review of the sport of golf, Jalen Rose — a former 13-year NBA star turned ESPN sports analyst — urged the PGA to “move forward and embrace social media to the max,” noting that PGA.com’s Facebook page only had...more
Greentarget recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, an exciting milestone for all team members, many of whom have been with the organization for much of that time. I am among the veterans at Greentarget, and wanted to take...more
Litigator’s Toolbox: PowerPoint or…
There is no denying that, along with a good trial presentation database, PowerPoint is an integral part of the litigator’s toolbox. PowerPoint is the claw hammer that drives your point...more
I am continuously amused by all the hubbub around content marketing. Because while that phrase may be new, the truth is that marketing has always been about content. What’s changed, of course, is the delivery, as the digital...more
Files Leaked – Cheating Spouses Exposed -
Target, Staples, and Home Depot customer’s credit card information was hacked into this past year. Recently the website that caters to spouses seeking to be unfaithful to their...more
Oh, the once humble hashtag (or pound sign, number sign, octothorpe, etc.). For so long a symbol both ubiquitous and free from controversy, its new life as a go-to signifier of discussions and trending topics on Twitter has...more
Political activities have been a hot topic for the CRA’s Charities Directorate in the last few years.
In the CRA’s 2015 Program Update, the Charities Directorate stated that its recent political activity audit included...more
In previous posts, we have explored several aspects of internet defamation – including suing anonymous internet and twitter users and the protections afforded to internet users and providers for re-publishing content under...more
Social networking platforms have long faced the difficult task of balancing the desire to promote freedom of expression with the need to prevent abuse and harassment on their sites. One of social media’s greatest challenges...more
As social media companies and businesses rely more heavily on their social media platforms to make important company announcements, state law claims asserting negligent misrepresentation or failure to adequately disclose...more
Jesse Saivar, chair of Greenberg Glusker’s Intellectual Property Group, was quoted in an August 26, 2015, Daily Journal article, "Endorsements on social media run afoul of FTC," raising concerns of Federal Trade Commission...more
A report by Twitter revealed that about 7% of claims (less than 1,000 out of almost 13,000 claims) made during the first half of 2015 that other accounts have violated its trademark policy have resulted in suspension of the...more
As social media platforms continue to find new ways to allow users to share, post, and forward nonoriginal content and users become more engaged in the practice, the platforms hosting the content and disgruntled original...more
The evolution of social media in business from “occasional accessory” to “integral component” has in turn forced the law itself to evolve in an attempt to address social media’s increasing relevance. Recent developments in...more
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