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ABA Clarifies Lawyers' Confidentiality Obligations Regarding Online Public Commentary

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The American Bar Association (ABA), on March 6, 2018, issued Formal Opinion 480, which specifically examines confidentiality obligations for lawyer blogging and other public commentary. • Notably, the opinion recites the...more

Alert: Bloggers Beware: New York Federal Court Holds In-Line Linking May Be Copyright Infringement

by Cooley LLP on

On February 15, 2018, a federal district judge in New York City ruled that in-line linking constitutes prima facie copyright infringement, an alarming decision inconsistent with appeals court precedent in California and other...more

Communications Decency Act Protects Website Operators from Liability Despite Blogger Content Policy

by Wilson Elser on

In affirming the grant of Google’s Motion to Dismiss for failing to remove a blog post, on February 23, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court concluded that the Communications Decency Act (CDA) immunizes website operators from...more

Desperately Seeking Inspiration: A Blogger’s Guide to Success

by Adrian Dayton on

The Problem: You want to start a blog, or update your current blog, but you’ve run out of ideas. It feels like every topic has been covered, and indeed, there is nothing new under the sun....more

Where To Find Our Research 3.0

by Reed Smith on

Happy New Year! - It’s been 3 ½ years since we last updated our index to our online research resources. That’s almost ? of the total life of the blog, which started in way back in 2006. We’ve been blogging now for well...more

Reflections on the Origin of a Ten-Year-Old Blog

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Every good superhero story needs an origin story. I’m not a superhero but I’ve got a super origin story to tell....more

Make Blogging A Reality At Your Firm

by McManis Faulkner on

If your goal is to start a firm blog this year, I wish you great success. In my experience, blogging does not come naturally to law firms but it has value. It may take more than one mention of your project to get it off the...more

TTB Guidelines for Advertising Alcoholic Beverages on Social Media

Social media has become one of the most powerful marketing tools for businesses, including alcoholic beverage industry members (e.g., brewers, distillers, wholesalers). In light of the prominence of social media advertising,...more

Why your law firm's blog probably sucks.

by Ross Fishman on

Can we get real here for a minute? Most law firm blogs suck. They really, really suck. And yours is likely to suck too. I responded to a question on an online legal marketing group posed by someone whose firm was...more

All infringements aren’t equal

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Are all copyright infringements created equal? Or should courts distinguish between different levels of intent, significance, and harm? Results in two recent cases suggest that circumstances have significant effects on...more

The Expanding Definition of “News Media” Under FOIA

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In the age of Twitter and blogging, it is not always easy to tell who qualifies as a journalist or member of the media. But according to a recent advisory opinion from the Public Access Counselor of the Illinois Attorney...more

Low on billable hours? 5 reasons blogging may be the answer.

by Adrian Dayton on

Have you ever thought what it would be like to have a whole day in the office with nothing to do? I shudder to think about what that feels like....more

Advertising Standards Authority Rules That Instagram Post Contained Inadequate Disclosure

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

A recent ruling of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the U.K. highlights the global crackdown on sponsored posts that do not make clear that they are advertising. A complaint was filed with the ASA about an...more

Blogger-Journalist Protected From Defamation Suit By Anti-SLAPP Statute

Are journalists protected by anti-SLAPP statutes? Until last week, the likely answer would have been: “probably not,” at least in Massachusetts. But that was before Cardno Chemrisk, LLC v. Foytlin, a recent opinion by the...more

Five Ways to Be a Better Blogger

by Blattel Communications on

It can be intimidating to stare at a blinking cursor trying to figure out how to start a blog post. Let’s say you made a resolution to really start blogging in 2017. Now the time has come to get going. If you are at a loss...more

The Dos and Don’ts of Blogging with a Purpose

by Blattel Communications on

Think of blogs as TV shows. Viewers intentionally decide to watch programs like The Big Bang Theory or Brooklyn 99. What they rarely do is say, “I’m just going to watch whatever is on CBS or FOX.” There are just too many...more

Another Benefit of Arbitrating Employment Disputes

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

One of my least favorite phrases in blogging is “repurposing content.” The verb “repurposing” hurts my ears. You can give something a purpose, but you’re not “purposing” it. And if “purposing” isn’t a verb, how did...more

Breathe New, Prolonged Life into White Papers

by Blattel Communications on

Even though the content we consume is getting more and more concise, short and direct, white papers play an important role in professional services marketing – and particularly in the AEC industry...more

Is blogging dead? (Guest post by Adrian Lurssen)

by Adrian Dayton on

Is Blogging Dead? In anticipation of our March 17th Webinar, Power Blogging: 5 Strategies to Take Your Content to the Next Level – I asked Adrian Lurssen, co-Founder of JD Supra this question. I asked for two sentences....more

Finding Your ‘Major Key’ to Social Media Success

by Planet Depos, LLC on

If you’re a millennial social media junkie like me, chances are you’ve seen the DJ Khaled ‘Major Key’ campaign. It’s been going on for a little while now, but it’s still a conversation in the social world. ...more

Sexist Comments in Blog Post by Union President not Discrimination “With Respect to Employment”

by Dentons on

In Taylor-Baptiste v. Ontario Public Service Employees Union, the Ontario Court of Appeal was faced with the question of whether sexist and offensive posts on a blog created by a union member to discuss workplace issues...more

Law A' La Mode - Issue 17 October 2015

by DLA Piper on

The Netherlands editorial team is delighted to bring you the 17th edition of Law a` la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine produced by DLA Piper’s Fashion, Retail and Design group for clients and contacts of the firm...more

A Lawyer Returns to the Blogosphere

I stopped blogging after the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising found that a statement of opinion posted on a law firm’s website, such as “tort reform benefits insurers,” violated Florida Bar Rule 4-7.13, since...more

#Instagram, #Instafashion, #Instagood: A Fashion Foray into Instagram

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Despite its reputation for over-filtered pictures, fashion blogging on #Instagram has moved the needle and compelled the fashion industry to welcome a group of #fashionistas that traditionally have been considered the...more

The Court Weighs In: Termination for Social Media Misconduct

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Over a decade had passed since Ellen Simonetti, dubbed the “Queen of the Sky” was fired by Delta Air Lines after her infamous “Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant” blog. Simonetti wasn’t fired simply for blogging about...more

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