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Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Can You Be Held Accountable For Online Sexual Harassment?

Gone are the times where sexual harassment was limited to face to face confrontations. With the advent of technology and various social media platforms, sexual harassment can be between people that are miles apart. Online...more

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Triumph over Trolls: Combatting Online Abuse and Lessons from Going 'Viral'

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Quaden Bayles is a nine-year-old Indigenous Australian who suffers from a rare case of dwarfism as well as other significant health issues. Quaden's story became topical globally following the release of a video filmed by...more

Franczek P.C.

The Kids are Online (All the Time): Remember Cyberbullying Risks

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Whether your students are learning in a remote or a hybrid model, there is no doubt that they are online much more frequently these days than in the past—sometimes, it seems like they are online all the time. All of that time...more

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Distinguishing Between Bullying and Protected First Amendment Speech: Arkansas Specific Laws

Earlier this week, the Mitchell Williams education law blog reported on a school that recently was found to have run afoul of the First Amendment when they suspended a student for bullying. First Amendment issues in the...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

New Copyright Registration Option For Bloggers; AT&T’s Opinion On CDA §230; Questions About Youtube’s Anti-Hate Rules

A federal district court judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., dismissed the complaint in a case filed by Genius, a platform that lets users share and annotate lyrics, holding that the plaintiff’s claims were preempted by copyright law....more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Debate Over §230 Of The CDA Rages On; Twitter Defeats Defamation Suit; Booking.Com Held Valid Trademark

In a purported attempt to safeguard free speech, President Trump has issued an order “Preventing Online Censorship,” that would eliminate the protections afforded by one of our favorite topics here at Socially Aware, Section...more

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New Jersey Appellate Division Examines The Meaning Of “Dating Relationship” In Domestic Violence Cases.

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I have written about the requirements of obtaining a domestic violence final restraining order (“FRO”) under the New Jersey Prevention Against Domestic Violence Act (“the Act”) previously on this blog. One of the three main...more

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Do Virtual Sticks and Stones Also Break Bones? Addressing Cyberbullying Under Title IX

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Cyberbullying is nothing new. A majority of teens have experienced the phenomenon and college campuses certainly are not immune. Just because something is common does not make it simple to deal with, however. And this is...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Social Links: FTC fights fraudulent online product reviews; Twitter takes another swipe at trolls; Influencers affect everything...

The high-end skincare brand Sunday Riley has settled lawsuits filed by the Federal Trade Commission claiming that the brand’s founder encouraged employees of her eponymous company to set up accounts “under different...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

With Illinois Supreme Court ruling, tech crimes meet constitutional arguments

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"A unique crime fueled by technology." That's the Illinois Supreme Court's description of the crime colloquially known as "revenge porn." But it’s also a phrase suited for many of today's new, troubling technology-based forms...more

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Trolls and Consequences: A Racially Motivated Doxing and Social Media Assault Is Ruled a Compensable Offense

We’ve previously written about doxing and how it can be used by both vigilante social activists and malicious cyber bullies. Recently, in a first-of-its-kind ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia...more

Williams Mullen

Virginia Takes First Step to Address “Deep Fake” Images and Video

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A law just went into effect in Virginia that makes it illegal to distribute falsely created pornographic videos and images of a person. Section 18.2-386 of the Virginia Code was designed to prevent the distribution of sexual...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

California Court Finds Section 230 Protects Decision to Suspend and Ban Twitter Account

A California Superior Court’s recent ruling in Murphy v. Twitter held that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shielded Twitter from liability for suspending and banning a user’s account for violating the platform’s...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

DCMS Online Harms white paper and regulation of internet companies

Online content in the UK is to be regulated by a new internet regulator. A white paper consultation was published on 8 April 2019 by the UK government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). The proposals...more

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Bullying the Bully with Mediation: Extortion or Blessing?

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With increasing frequency, lawyers throughout the country are handling bullying cases. I have mediated matters and followed highly publicized cases where students were the targets of videos posted on social media that spewed...more

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#Gamergate

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If you are not a gamer then you may not be aware of the existing internet cultural/sexism war or "Gamergating". The Gamergate controversy resulted from a pro-harassment campaign which was conducted through the use of the...more

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EEOC Sues United Airlines for Sexual Harassment

Pilot Repeatedly Posted Sexually Explicit Photos of Flight Attendant On the Internet, Federal Agency Charges - SAN ANTONIO, Texas - United Airlines, Inc., an international airline operating in over 300 airports across five...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Social Links: Axed exec sues people behind anonymous Instagram account; bill protects elderly from social media exploitation;...

An advertising executive who lost his job after being named on an anonymous Instagram account is suing the now-defunct account for defamation. The suit names as defendants not only the account—Diet Madison Avenue, which was...more

Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

What Schools Can Do About Cyberbullying

Partner Gregory Rolen explores this hot button topic in an article which was originally published in the Daily Journal on May 14, 2018. The article addresses a difficult subject for schools and school administrators who are...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Social Links: Twitter’s tougher anti-hate-speech policy; tech-industry-friendlier version of bill to narrow the §230 safe harbor;...

In an effort to deter hate groups from tweeting sanitized versions of their messages, Twitter has began considering account holders’ off platform behavior when the platform evaluates whether potentially harmful tweets should...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Social Links: Proposed legislation to outlaw “catfishing” & protect young Web users; blockchain technology’s impact on marketing

The government in Indonesia has warned the world’s biggest social media providers that they risk being banned in that country if they don’t block pornography and other content deemed obscene....more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Social Links: Potential cures for cyberbullying & other social media ills; cross-device tracking could imperil employers; should...

After British police unsuccessfully tried to get the blogging platform WordPress.com to remove offensive and threatening posts, the deputy leader of the UK’s Labour Party vowed to urge changes that would make the country’s...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - October 2017 #4

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Energy and Critical Infrastructure Industries Warned of Increased Attacks by FBI and DHS - The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement on October 20, 2017 warning of an increased danger of a...more

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Privacy Tip #111 – Stop Cyber Bullying: Check Out nobully.org

I was fortunate this week to be able to attend and speak at the annual Privacy Xchange Conference sponsored by CyberScout. There were amazing presentations during the conference, but one in particular touched me and is worthy...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Social Media

Social Links: Bills that would take a bite out of §230; court opinion on social media & ethics; using evidence on social media to...

A federal appeals court in Miami held that a judge needn’t necessarily recuse herself from a case being argued by a lawyer with whom the judge is merely Facebook “friends.”...more

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