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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 […]

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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