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On April 5, 2012 By Caroline Fleming January 28, 2014
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, [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On September 8, 2011 By Nadia Mozaffar September 7, 2011
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. [...]Continue Reading →
On August 31, 2011 By Whitney Boshers August 29, 2011
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On August 11, 2011 By Henson Millsap September 5, 2011
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On July 19, 2011 By Caroline Fleming July 18, 2011
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On March 9, 2011 By Donna Baldry March 8, 2011
Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.
The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. Love [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Courtney Love pays out big bucks to settle Twitter defamation case.
Warner Brothers hires big-time lawyers in dispute with Charlie Sheen.
LimeWire has documents to show record industry the benefits of file-sharing.
Prince has become purple pain for Manhattan law firm claiming [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
The King’s Speech involved with American Humane Society over impermissible use of their trademarked phrase “No animals were harmed” during the film’s credits.
The Future of Music Coalition kicks off new study to determine all the ways musicians can generate revenue in today’s music landscape.
Court [...]Continue Reading →
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