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Privacy Tip #131 – Bryant University Women’s Summit Follow-Up

I was so honored to be a presenter at the Bryant Women’s Summit last week. It is always an incredible event and I enjoy attending every year. ...more

Hacking Your Vote From Inside Your Head: How Cambridge Analytica Altered Reality Via Social Media To Induce Specific Voting...

We learned some important lessons this week about the dangers inherent to losing control of your customer or client data, either through hacking, internal theft, or poorly designed controls over what your business associates...more

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 16, Issue 1

Fair Use and Social Media Sites like BuzzFeed - Fair use, an evolving doctrine and a very popular fallback for those on the Internet, has continued to be “the most troublesome in the whole law of copyright.” Its goal has...more

Would You Like Malware with Your Grumpy Cat Meme?

Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have written “white papers” and devoted considerable resources to projects intended to create services that encourage trust and a sense of familiarity on the part of users....more

Belgian Court Uses Novel Argument to Assume International Jurisdiction over Non-EU Facebook Entities

by Alston & Bird on

On February 16, 2018, the Brussels Court of First Instance rendered a judgment in proceedings brought by the Belgian Privacy Commission’s against Facebook. The case forms one part of two-tiered litigation brought by the...more

Internet Law: Is Facebook Violating The TCPA Via Text Message?

by Revision Legal on

There a few cases percolating through the federal courts accusing Facebook of illegal robocalling via their automated text messaging. One example is Brickman v. Facebook, Inc., No. 16 Civ. 00751 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 27, 2017)...more

Q&A With Matthew Pierce, Founder and CEO, Versus Systems

For this issue, I had the chance to sit down with one of our clients, Versus Systems’ chief, Matthew Pierce, to discuss a range of topics, from the gamification of media to the future of mobile games to L.A.’s booming...more

Showdown at SCOTUS Looms as SDNY Judge Certifies Her Opinion on Embedded Tweets for Interlocutory Appeal

by Wilson Elser on

On February 15, 2018, U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest rejected defendants’ motion for partial summary judgment in a case involving the embedding of an image online and called into question the applicability and...more

Can embedding a tweet make you a copyright infringer?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Is it illegal to use an embedded link that causes an image on another website to appear on your site? Well, it depends on the court. A federal judge in New York recently held that online publishers who embed tweets that...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Journal’s weekend report on Facebook’s role in the unauthorized use of data from 50 million users wreaked havoc on the ‘Book’s stock yesterday, with losses spreading across the tech sector (and fellow its FANGers in...more

Fair Use and Social Media Sites like BuzzFeed

Fair use, an evolving doctrine and a very popular fallback for those on the Internet, has continued to be “the most troublesome in the whole law of copyright.” Its goal has been to promote freedom of expression in order to...more

Lawsuit Against Online Dating App Grindr Dismissed Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act continues to act as one of the strongest legal protections that social media companies have to avoid being saddled with crippling damage awards based on the misdeeds of their...more

Social Media Privacy Settings May Not Protect Your Information From Discovery

by BakerHostetler on

Users of social media are likely familiar with privacy settings, and understand that setting their profiles to “private” ensures that people who are not friends, connections or followers cannot view their information and...more

#Trending: Omnichannel Loyalty and Leveraging Social Media Channels

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Technological advancements in the current digital age allow consumers to browse and buy products on smartphones and tablets, bringing an unlimited number of retail options to their fingertips—literally. Thus, in an effort to...more

Social Media And Content Creation With A Purpose: Less Filler, More Substance

by Blattel Communications on

If professional services firms really care about their content readers and their long-term value proposition to them, I urge them to consider this concept: Slow News. This is content that has taken time to develop, that has...more

No one cares about your press release: how to add personality to your sharing

by Adrian Dayton on

When it comes to social media, it’s not about you. This is the hardest lesson to digest. Whilst your website can be as glossy and indecipherable as you want to be, if your social media content is, it’s going to cause...more

Social Links: Inline link to tweet with photo could constitute copyright infringement; proposed California legislation could...

In a decision that has generated considerable controversy, a federal court in New York has held that the popular practice of embedding tweets into websites and blogs can result in copyright infringement. Plaintiff Justin...more

Use the Features that Make the Fake News Fly

There is an old saying attributed to Mark Twain, that “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting its shoes on.” Based on a recent large-scale MIT study, that turns out to be pretty accurate....more

Think Twice Before Posting On Social Media

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

In a divorce or family law matter, emotions can often run high. It can cause parties to want to speak out or vent on social media. To some, posting online can have a therapeutic impact. When others like or comment positively...more

The NY Court of Appeals Holds Social Media Discovery “Material and Necessary”

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

On a motion to compel that remarkably made its way all the way to the Court of Appeals, New York’s high court holds that even materials deemed “private” by a Facebook user are subject to discovery, if relevant....more

When Social Media Use Is Conditional On Terms And Conditions

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In the age of social media, new platforms struggle to dethrone the reigning kings of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. But one application, Vero, has gained traction in its attempt to replace Instagram. Launched in 2015,...more

Creating Buzz Through Creative Brand Management

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Today is International Women’s Day. As a way to celebrate, McDonald’s has flipped their iconic golden arches upside-down. The arches, one of the most recognizable logos, have been physically flipped in one California location...more

Instagram’s Effect On The Art World

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In recent art world news, popular social media site Instagram has been having a significant effect on the art world since its launch in 2010. The photo and video sharing app has evolved into the cornerstone of the art world...more

Top Developments And Headlines In Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, And Non-Compete Law In 2017 And What We Expect In 2018

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Continuing our annual tradition, we present the top developments and headlines for 2017 and what we expect in 2018 in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law....more

Facebook Loses Second Attempt to Dismiss Biometric Data Class Action

Last week, a federal district judge in California shot down Facebook, Inc.’s second attempt to dismiss a putative class action alleging that its facial recognition software violates the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA)....more

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