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Last year, an interesting report by Gady Epstein for The Economist offered social, political, commercial, technical, and international perspectives on the muddled past, present and future of Chinese internet censorship. Its publication led the China Digital Times to refer to China’s internet connections, the third-most-restrictive in the world Continue Reading

NLRB Protects Social Net Speech by Employees

On January 29, 2013 By Brooke McLeod

As an increasing number of employees use social media like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with their coworkers, the NLRB has recently issued a series of rulings and advisories that seek to protect employee rights in a social media context. Employers often seek to discourage employees from posting comments that reflect [...]

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The first tackler Rashard Mendenhall ever faced in the NFL was Ray Lewis.  He broke Mendenhall’s clavicle on the first play.  Mendenhall’s initial foray onto the playing field of litigation has, remarkably, been more successful, as the star running back has successfully dodged a motion for summary judgment brought by Hanesbrand, whom Mendenhall sued for [...]

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Last week, film director Spike Lee retweeted (to his 250,000 followers) the home address of an elderly couple in Florida named David and Elaine McClain. Lee mistakenly thought the couple were related to now infamous neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.  Turns out, although the McClains do have a son named William George Zimmerman, [...]

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Watch What You Tweet

On February 2, 2012 By Marina Visan

By this point in the evolution of social media, we’ve probably all been warned to be cautious with the type of information we post and our privacy settings, especially in light of potential employers using Facebook to check on applicants.  However, two British teenagers, Leigh Van Bryan and Emily Bunting, have learned [...]

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Last month I blogged about Missouri’s Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, a law which prohibits private communications between teachers and students on social media websites. Several readers shared their concerns about the vagueness and breadth of the Act in the comments. It seemed that the law was clearly running afoul of several Constitutional provisions. [...]

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If someone left 8000 notes on your doorstep with threatening messages, you probably would have already called the police.  But what about when someone posts the messages from a Twitter account?

William Lawrence Cassidy has been indicted and now arrested on charges of online stalking for publishing nearly 8000 posts about [...]

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Under a new law passed by the California legislature and signed last Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown, jurors found to be tweeting, texting, or using smartphones to discuss or research their case could face up to six months jail time for criminal contempt. Specifically, the law adds to existing jury instructions, requiring [...]

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The National Law Journal recently reported that 78 percent of the top 100 U.S. law firms have twitter accounts. However, a small minority of firms are actually using their accounts frequently. According to Adrian Dayton, who has authored a book on the subject, [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 21, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Axl Rose goes forward with $20 million lawsuit over use of band mate Slash in videogame Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

Charlie Sheen catchphrase, “Winning!” sparks trademark disputes.

ICANN approves .xxx for adult-entertainment sites.

Netflix faces class action lawsuit for privacy [...]

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