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are struggling with the legal implications of social media across a
broad variety of topics. Working professionals and Bloomberg BNA
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to build a community of knowledge on this rapidly evolving topic.
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June 21, 2012
by Michael Loatman
Louisiana has garnered national
attention for its new law that
requires registered sex offenders to post the details of their
conviction on their social media profiles.
June 20, 2012
When the Maryland law to protect social network usernames and
passwords was first introduced I wrote it off as typical
front-running by political officials, and did not read it closely.
DLA Piper's lawyers did and so, after I read their article, did I.
What a mess.
June 15, 2012
What information can you really believe when looking over a
Facebook, LinkedIn, or other social media profile? That question
appeared to be at the heart of two recent cases that questioned the
accuracy of data on social media services.
June 11, 2012
The FBI recently released a brochure warning of "Internet Social Networking Risks."
June 4, 2012
by Barbara Yuill
"Case finally over. Unanimous verdict! Celebrating
"Another great victory in court today! My client is
delighted. Who wants to be next?"
Are these self-congratulatory raves, posted over a one month
period by an enthused (but hypothetical) attorney to 500 friends
and professional contacts on her personal social media site,
Courts Continue to Differ on Social Media Discovery
Disputed Ownership of a Twitter Handle
Claim Fails Against Employee Who Lagged In Updating LinkedIn Page After Firing
Taco Bell Responds Promptly to Viral Photo
Rapper Eminem Alleges Facebook Home Ads Infringe Copyright