Fagan on Systemic Social Media Regulation @EDHEC_BSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Systemic Social Media Regulation in the Duke Law & Technology Review. Social media platforms are motivated by profit, corporate image, long-term viability, good citizenship, and a desire for friendly

Defining Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Wildman, Michigan State University; Quello Center, have published Social Media Definition and the Governance Challenge: An Introduction to Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, and Steven S.

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Messenger on Rethinking the Right of Publicity in the Context of Social Media @ashmessesq @NPR

Media Law Prof Blog

Ashley Messenger, American University, has published Rethinking the Right of Publicity in the Context of Social Media. Here is the abstract. This paper, inspired by a tweet by Chevy (the maker of Corvette) after Prince's death in 2016, explores whether

Tsesis on Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda @LoyolaLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda in volume 86 of the Fordham Law Review (2017). Terrorist organizations have found social media websites to be invaluable for

Epstein on Social Media and "Flash Infringement"

Media Law Prof Blog

Epstein, Southwestern Law School, has published Social Media and 'Flash Infringement': Live Music Culture and Dying IP Protection in volume 3 of Belmont Law Review (2016). Michael M.

More Lawsuits for Unauthorized Use of Photos – Even on Social Media Sites

Broadcast Law Blog

We have written about this issue before (see for instance our posts here and here ), but what makes these issues worth writing about again is that several of the recent suits involve not just the unauthorized use of a photograph on a station’s website, but the use of photos in social media posts including tweets on Twitter and posts on Facebook. But isn’t that what these social media sites are for – sharing content?

Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

New Media and Technology Law

Some are relatively well-known, particularly those which identify people in online social networks and photo storage services. Does facial recognition technology clash with a consumer’s rights in a way that “manual” tagging of photographs by social media users would not? Privacy Social Media Technology Biometric Information Privacy Act Facial recognition NTIA meetings

Verify U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

Media Law

There is certainly reason to doubt sometimes, given the frequency of fake and spoof social-media accounts. government has a web page that lets you verify whether a social media account is really managed by the U.S. Federal Government Social Media Accounts | USA.gov.

Mörä on The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation @helsinkiuni

Media Law Prof Blog

Tuomo Mörä, University of Helsinki, has published The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation: The Four Dimensions of Reporter's Privilege.

Social Media Arbitration Clauses and Fairness

Media Law Prof Blog

Koenig, Northeastern University and Michael L> Rustad, Suffolk University Law School, have published Fundamentally Unfair: An Empirical Analysis of Social Media Arbitration Clauses at 65 Case Western Reserve Law Review 341 (2014). Thomas H.

Social media prohibition, unconstitutional

Entertainment Law

The 7th Circuit court of appeals yesterday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. Turning to the Indiana statute, the state agrees there is nothing dangerous about Doe’s use of social media as long as he does not improperly communicate with minors. Further, there is no disagreement that illicit communication comprises a minuscule subset of the universe of social network activity.

Social media prohibition held unconstitutional

The Legal Satyricon

Contiguglia The 7th Circuit court of appeals Wednesday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. By Andrew J. At the crux of the arguments is the public’s right to be protected from convicted sex offenders and the offender’s right to send and [.]. Civil Liberties First Amendment

U.S. Olympic Committee Escapes Lawsuit Over Social Media Gagging

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A carpet cleaning company went to court to argue the USOC was exaggerating its legal rights, but a judge won't hear it. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Douglas on Assessment of Damages in Defamation by Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Michael Douglas, University of Sydney Faculty of Law, has published ‘Their Evil Lies in the Grapevine Effect’: Assessment of Damages in Defamation by Social Media at 20 Media and Arts Review 367 (2015).

Discovery Argues It's Not Legally Responsible for TV Star's Social Media Posts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The media company finds itself in the middle of a war of words between two reality stars on Facebook. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

The Euromaidan Protests and Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Bruce Etling, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society has published Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Social Media Sentiment in the Euromaidan Protests as Berkman Center Research Publication No.

Andrea Tantaros Claims Fox News "Tortured" Her Via Hacking, Social Media Stalking

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The television personality alleges her former employer violated both criminal and civil law. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Liability under CDA Section 230? Recent Lawsuit Tries to Flip the Script against Social Media Service

New Media and Technology Law

Given that the crux of the suit involves the display of third-party content, is Snapchat’s presentation of its media partners’ stories protected by CDA Section 230(c)(1) immunity? Could Snapchat invoke CDA immunity even though plaintiff’s complaint alleges that Snapchat is a developer of the content (“Snapchat controls and curates and in many cases helps create the the content it posts with its media partners…”)?

How First Amendment Battles Are Shaping Up in the Social Media Age

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As technology outpaces the laws that seek to govern its use, questions are being raised about who can control the flow of information and how, exactly, the freedoms of speech and petition come into play. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Steeves on Performing "Appropriate" Femininity on Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Valerie Steeves, University of Ottawa, Criminology, has published 'Pretty and Just a Little Bit Sexy, I Guess': Publicity, Privacy, and the Pressure to Perform 'Appropriate' Femininity on Social Media in eGirls, eCitizens: Putting Technology, Theory and Policy into Dialogue with

Social Media and Violent Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, University of Florida Levin College of Law, has published Incendiary Speech and Social Media in volume 44 of the Texas Tech Law Review (2011). Incidents illustrating the incendiary capacity of social media have Here is the abstract.

Seipel on How the Press Violates the NLRA: The Social Media Policies of News Companies

Media Law Prof Blog

Matthew Seipel, UCLA School of Law, has published How the Press Violates the NLRA: The Social Media Policies of News Companies. When does a news company’s social media rule violate the NLRA?

Financial services: transparency through social media?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

ReliefWeb » Document » Iraq / Wikileaks: statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA (26 October 2010)– "The files reportedly indicate that the US knew, among other things, about widespread use of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by Iraqi forces, and yet proceeded with the transfer of thousands of persons who had been detained by US forces to Iraqi custody between early 2009 and July 2010.

New Study Ranks Top U.S. IP Firms’ Use of Social Media

Media Law

How do large intellectual property firms rank in their use of social media and numbers of followers? A study published today by The Fashion Law examines the social media activity of 115 of the leading IP firms in the United States. The study, The Social Network: How The Top Intellectual Property Firms Are Utilizing Social Media, ranks […]. IP Firms’ Use of Social Media appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Klinkner on Whether We Have a First Amendment Right To Social Media @WyomingStateBar

Media Law Prof Blog

Blake Anthony Klinkner, Independent, has published Do You Have a First Amendment Right to Social Media? in volume 40 of The Wyoming Lawyer (April 2017). Here is the abstract. This article analyzes recent court decisions, and a pending case before

VanLandingham on Jailing the Twitter Bird: Social Media, Material Support To Terrorim, and Muzzling the Modern Press @rachelelv12

Media Law Prof Blog

Rachel Elizabeth VanLandingham, Southwestern Law School, is publishing Jailing the Twitter Bird: Social Media, Material Support to Terrorism, and Muzzling the Modern Press in the Cardozo Law Review. Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter

Social Media and the Australian Judiciary

Media Law Prof Blog

Alysia Blackham, University of Cambridge, and George Williams, University of New South Wales, have published Australian Courts and Social Media in volume 38 or the Alternative Law Journal (2013). Social media, like Facebook and Twitter, are Here is the abstract.

Social Media and Human Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

Ira Steven Nathenson, St. Thomas University School of Law, has published Super-Intermediaries, Code, Human Rights at 8 Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 19 (2013). Here is the abstract. We live in an age of intermediated network communications. Although the internet

Legal Issues in Digital and Social Media – Identifying the Landmines for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies – A Video Webinar

Broadcast Law Blog

Almost every week, we write about some legal issue that arises in digital and social media – many times talking about the traditional media company that did something that they shouldn’t have done in the online world, and ended up with some legal issues as a result.

More on the Need to Make Clear Who Owns Digital and Social Media Assets

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, we wrote about legal issues for podcasters , and made the point that media companies should be making clear by contract or otherwise who owns the podcasts that their employees and independent contractors have created. For readers of this blog, what it does is reiterate our suggestion last week that media companies make sure that it is clear, in legally binding documents, who owns intellectual property created by employees and contractors.

Scroll Wants To Be The ‘Control Tower’ For Your Firm’s Blogs and Social Media

Media Law

Readers who click on social media posts are taken to a page branded to the lawyer. For lawyers, the problem with blogs and social media is that they take time. The post Scroll Wants To Be The ‘Control Tower’ For Your Firm’s Blogs and Social Media appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. And who has any excess of that? This is the problem that a relatively new company called Scroll aims to solve, for both large and […].

School Employees and Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

The Misguided Proliferation of Restrictive Social Networking Policies for School Employees in volume 9 of the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy (2014). Janet R. Decker, Indiana University, has published Facebook Phobia! Here is the abstract. Employers have dismissed

Social Media Decisions

Entertainment Law

The Court ruled that the law imposed “a sweeping ban on many commonly read news and information websites,” as well as social networking sites. I ran across these two court decisions recently. Two very different interpretations of First Amendment Protection. . PFLAG v. Camdenton School Dist.

Few Federal Courts Use Social Media, Survey Says

Media Law

To what extent do federal courts use social media to communicate with the public or for other purposes? The survey found that out of the 135 courts that responded, just 21 (15.6%) used social media. Seventeen others said that they planned to start using social [.].

Social media prohibition held unconstitutional

The Legal Satyricon

Contiguglia The 7th Circuit court of appeals Wednesday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. By Andrew J. At the crux of the arguments is the public’s right to be protected from convicted sex offenders and the offender’s right to send and [.]. Civil Liberties First Amendment

Of Governments and Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Regime Responses to The Political Uses of Social Media, as an APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Philip N. Howard, Sheetal D. Agarwal, and Muzammil M. Hussain, Department of Communication, University of Washington, have published When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?

President Obama’s Farewell Address on Social Media’s Threat to Democracy — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

via President Obama’s Farewell Address on Social Media’s Threat to Democracy — Artist Rights Watch. The good thing about Facebook is that it brings people together in new communities. The bad thing about Facebook is that some of those people previously only met on Death Row. And as Sartre said, hell is other people. Facebook Meltdown Uncategorized President Eisenhower President Obama

Social Media Sharing App for Lawyers is Launched

Media Law

You may remember reading here about ClearView Social, the social media sharing app designed for lawyers by social media marketing consultant Adrian Dayton. The post Social Media Sharing App for Lawyers is Launched appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last May, I wrote a post critical of the idea, but after talking to Dayton and seeing a demonstration, I softened my position. Those posts were about an early, beta version of […].

Create a Legal Archive of Websites and Social Media

Media Law

The popular notion of the Web and social media is that, once something’s out there, it will never disappear. The truth, however, is that much of what exists on the Web and social media is fleeting and constantly changing. Archive Social Media and RSS.

Sexting, Social Media, and the Law

Media Law Prof Blog

JoAnne Sweeny, University of Louisville School of Law has published Sexting and Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Approach in volume 102 of the Kentucky Law Journal (2013/2014). Here is the abstract. According to a recent poll, one in four American