A Rite of Passage for Social Networking

Mar 20, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Yahoo’s new patent lawsuit against Facebook demonstrates the increasing commercial value of social media technologies.

Ohio man ordered to post apology to wife every day for 30 days

Mar 5, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Mark Byron was recently found in contempt of an order forbidding him to harass his wife because of a post he made on Facebook. He was ordered to post an apology to her on Facebook every day for 30 days.

WestlawNext New Subscriber Checklist for Independent Law Firms

Mar 2, 2012 By: Shelley Gracia

You recently subscribed to WestlawNext, or received a temporary free password to try it out. What’s next?  Your firm has a small

Welcome to the world of information aggregation

Feb 13, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Google’s recently announced plans to combine all individual information that it collects through all of its services highlights the need for caution when releasing personal information online.

New CLE: The Economic Value of Social Media: How PhoneDog v. Kravitz May Set the Standard

Feb 9, 2012 By: Larisa Tehven

Please join us for a CLE program entitled, The Economic Value of Social Media: How PhoneDog v. Kravitz May Set the Standard. It will be held on February 21st at 12:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. CST.

The Twitter followers lawsuit and future legal implications

Jan 3, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a lawsuit initiated this summer, an employer is suing a former employee for taking his company Twitter account – and 17,000 followers – with him. The case will have major implications for future case law.

Hot Docs: Facebook sued (again) for privacy violations

Nov 17, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Facebook is being sued over its collection of “cookies,” which the lawsuit claims is in violation of the Wiretap Act. However, Facebook is the intended recipient, so there’s no violation.

Hot Docs: Timelines, Inc. sues Facebook over its Timeline feature

Oct 13, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Timelines, Inc., a web service that specializes in timelines, is suing Facebook over its planned roll out of its “Timeline” feature.

Scrap consumer privacy law to get Netflix on Facebook? No thanks.

Sep 28, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Looking to integrate with Facebook, Netflix is heavily lobbying Congress to change a law protecting consumer video rental records. Except no changes are needed.

Cyberlaw: Real-time cell tracking data and the Fourth Amendment

Sep 19, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

A federal judge ruled that the government couldn’t obtain real-time cell-phone tracking data on an individual without a warrant. What tracking data can it get?

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