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Social Media and copyright laws

In today’s fascination with social media and posting videos featuring individuals performing all sorts of things, copyright laws have become a hot topic. For example, log on to YouTube and there are millions of hopeful stars doing their version of their favorite artist’s song. As flattering as this may be, is it a copyright infringement? […]

Protecting trademarks on social media

Social media is an excellent way to present your brand to new and existing customers. Much of commerce takes place online, and social media allows you to effectively market goods and services affordably. As others share your posts and products, new customers see your brand. Like much of the Internet, however, it is difficult to […]

Facebook Page Likes/Twitter Page Follows – Whose Property is it?

The people of Orlando, FL were taken back by the latest ruling made by a Florida federal court judge in the Stacey Mattocks vs. Black Entertainment Television network, when he ruled that Facebook ‘like’ cannot owned by anyone. The Gist of the Lawsuit Stacey Mattocks, a South Florida based insurance agent, was credited for helping […]

Facebook and Privacy Rights

By: Tyler Hampy During Facebook’s growth, it has introduced new features designed to facilitate its users’ abilities to share and obtain information. Have you ever wondered if any of these features violate your rights to privacy? Could you be waiving your privacy rights by using Facebook? In Cohen v. Facebook, users sued Facebook over the […]

Ethical Considerations for Electronic Communication with Lawyers

  By: Tyler Hampy Lawyers often use social networking sites to stay connected to family, friends, and colleagues, and there is typically no problem with this. However, many lawyers actively use the social networking sites to share information about their professional lives and broadcast their accomplishments. Sharing this sort of information may cause prospective clients […]

Facebook sued again…

  Larry Klayman, an attorney and General Counsel of an organization called Freedom Watch, brought an action against Facebook, Inc. and Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc., (collectively referred to as “Zuckerberg”) asserting claims of assault and negligence. Zuckerberg filed a motion to dismiss, which the court granted just a couple weeks ago. […]

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