- - First Amendment, Protected Speech, Privacy, Online Contracts, Copyright, Defamation, Compliance, IP, LitigationIn 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 Goldman had taken a photo of NFL quarterback Tom Brady,... ›
Now Available: The August Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
By: Aaron P. RubinThe latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware , our Burton Award winning guide to the law and business of social media, we discuss the impact online trolls are having on social media marketing;... ›
- - First Amendment, Protected Speech, Live streaming, Cyberbullying, Disappearing Content, Privacy, Free Speech, Mobile, Litigation
Social Links: Twitter’s troll problem; Snapchat fat-shamer risks prosecution; a federal anti-revenge-porn law?
By: Aaron P. RubinFacebook Messenger joins the elite “one billion monthly users” club just four years after its release as a standalone app. A Canadian judge ordered a couple convicted of child neglect to post to all their social media accounts his decision describing their crime. Leslie... ›
Social Links: Livestreaming goes mainstream; social-media-use guidance for judges; three years in jail for trolling?
By: Aaron P. RubinFacebook signs more than $50 million worth of deals with media firms and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service. Tumblr is jumping on the live video bandwagon, too—but via live-streaming platform partners, not through its own service. C-Span picked up live feeds... ›
Social Links—Instagram’s logo change causes a stir; stats on social media use at work; lessons from a YouTube star.
By: Aaron P. RubinThe Great Instagram Logo Freakout of 2016. A UK council policy reportedly grants its members power to spy on residents by setting up fake Facebook profiles. Guess who spends more of their workday on social media , women or men? Lessons from one of... ›
- - European Union, FTC, Protected Speech, Privacy, Employment Law, Ethics, Litigation, Online Endorsements
Social Links—Facebook-spying litigators; employees’ social media posts; Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten
By: Aaron P. RubinDefense lawyers who checked out the Facebook page of a plaintiff suing their client can be prosecuted for attorney misconduct, New Jersey judge rules. Norwegian band changes its name to avoid “ social media censorship .” Can public agencies control their employees’ social media... ›
The Second Circuit Tackles Employee Rights, Obscenities & Social Media Use
By: Mary RaceEmployers took note last year when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that “liking” a Facebook post can qualify as protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRB held that the owner of a sports bar violated Section 7 of... ›