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The rise of the Internet and other digital technologies has created new forums and methods by which individuals can be harassed and tormented. This type of bullying, dubbed “cyberbullying,” has been defined as using “Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 27, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Paparazzi sues New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele after couple’s bodyguards allegedly shot at photographers.

Copyright protection system infringes?

Microsoft files suit against five companies for engaging in “malvertising“.

The battle over Google Voice on [...]

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How Facebook Helps Trademark Holders

On June 17, 2009 By JETLaw

This weekend I spent part of my Friday night at my computer just so I could participate in Facebook’s very own virtual land grab. That is how some have described Facebook’s offering of usernames (also called vanity URLs) that was scheduled to start at 12:01AM EST on June 13. Beginning at [...]

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Youngsters who plan on celebrating the beginning of summer vacation by mocking their teachers on MySpace or Facebook would be wise to think twice, or they might be suspended in August for their summer antics. Two middle school students in Pennsylvania were suspended in two separate incidents for creating fake profiles of [...]

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The upcoming Spring 2009 edition (Vol. 11, No. 3) of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law will contain the following Note regarding trade secret issues that have developed with the rise of company use of popular social networking websites. The Abstract for We’re Friends, Right? Client List Misappropriation and Online Social Networking in [...]

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Last Tuesday, the European Union signed a pact with seventeen social networking sites in Europe, including Facebook and MySpace. The goal of the pact was to curb the abuses of “cyberbullying” and to protect the privacy of underage users.

Cyberbullying refers to the use of the Internet, cell phones, or other [...]

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90,000 Sex Offenders Purged from MySpace

On February 12, 2009 By JETLaw

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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With the advent of websites like Facebook, Myspace, and Friendster, the Internet has made it increasingly easy to stay in touch with classmates from years past. A simple search of an old friend’s name can restore lines of communication that have faded over time. But what happens when the service [...]

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With the ever increasing dependence on internet and computer technology comes the increased potential for perpetrators to commit crimes online. While crimes such as identity theft are well known and tracked and legal remedies are prevalent, other potential internet crimes present problems for officials seeking to protect the public. One such case is [...]

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