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On August 12, 2016, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia broke ended in tragedy when Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields, Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters, killing one woman, Heather Heyer, and injuring nineteen others. The “Unite the Right” rally was organized by members of the Klu Klux […]

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Over the past months, social media frenzies and political rallies against “Fake News” have taken public sentiment by storm. This phenomenon, however, is not new. In fact, Fake News has existed since the invention of print. Although it is often presumed to be extreme in nature, Fake News can take form as inaccurate […]

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Caveat Amator: Should Online Daters Beware?

On June 19, 2014 By

The dating game has changed. In our fast-paced society, formal courtship has been supplanted by big businesses playing matchmaker. A 2013 study shows that one in ten Americans has used an online dating service or a mobile app equivalent. The stigma associated with online dating has lessened, and social […]

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Ending Revenge Porn Through Copyright

On April 3, 2014 By

The growth of interactive internet sites over the past couple decades has lead to the blossoming of an industry specializing in user-generated pornography. This phenomenon has become known as “Porn 2.0,” and has provided users an outlet to post photos and videos not only of themselves, but also of people who have […]

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Stay tuned for Is That Really Me?: Social Networking and the Right of Publicity in the Spring 2010 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2) of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. The abstract for the note is below:

Social networking sites are ubiquitous in modern culture and popular with people of all ages […]

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Craigslist: Free Speech or Digital Pimp?

On March 9, 2009 By

Craigslist is once again in the news for enabling illegal activity. Above the Law, known for terrifying the legal community with the latest layoff numbers, recently reported on a “law student” who published a Craigslist ad of questionable legality with even more questionable “legal disclaimers.” Additionally, Cook […]

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90,000 Sex Offenders Purged from MySpace

On February 12, 2009 By

MySpace recently announced the identification and removal of the profiles of 90,000 sex offenders from the social networking website. That number was more than twice MySpace’s original estimation of 40,000 offenders.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have led the fight to get social networking sites like MySpace […]

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