Travis on The "Monster" That Ate Social Networking? @fiulaw

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Hannibal Travis, Florida International University College of Law, has published The ‘Monster’ That Ate Social Networking? in Cyberspace Law: Censorship and Regulation of the Internet (Travis ed., Routledge 2013). Here is the abstract.

Columbia Pictures Wins 'Social Network' Lawsuit Over Zuckerberg Classmate

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Is it better to be portrayed as a loser in developing a social network than to be cut out of the story altogether? The Business Movies Tech Business The Social NetworkEriq Gardner Almost everyone knows the story of the Winklevii.

Social Networking, Anonymity, Defamation, and Privacy

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Social networking Eva Nagle, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Department of Law, has published ''Unringing'' the Bell that Has Sounded so Loudly: Maintaining Anonymity When Suing for Defamation and Breach of Privacy in the Internet Realm. Here is the abstract.

Another Day, Another Social Network for Lawyers

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It’s been all of two days since I’ve written about the launch of an online network for lawyers, and already here’s another. Making its debut today is Foxwordy, which calls itself “the first private social network for lawyers.”

Laidlaw on Mapping the Path of a Speech Complaint on Social Networks @EmilyLaidlaw @UCalgaryLaw @LawDeanHolloway

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Mapping the Path of a Speech Complaint on Social Networks in The Legal Challenges of Social Media (David Mangan and Lorna E. Emily Laidlaw, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, is publishing What Is a Joke?

Columbia Pictures Fights Man Claiming He Was Omitted From 'The Social Network'

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Movies Movies Tech Business Aaron Sorkin Columbia Pictures Mark Zuckerberg The Social NetworkEriq Gardner Aaron Greenspan was not a character in the film. He says that's a problem. read more. THR, Esq.

Revisiting Foxwordy, the Latest Lawyers’ Social Network

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When Foxwordy launched in February, I gave it some grief for claiming to be “the first private social network for lawyers.” The post Revisiting Foxwordy, the Latest Lawyers’ Social Network appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. ” Needless to say, it wasn’t the first. It strikes me as a bad move for any company to start out by claiming to be something it isn’t. On top of that, I’ve grown skeptical […].

IP and Social Networks

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Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law, has published "Brandjacking on Social Networks: Confusion About the Source of Information or Advertising," as a San Diego Legal Studies Research Paper. Lisa P. Here is the abstract. Trademark infringement law may

ABA Technology Survey on Social Networking

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Volume IV of the survey covers Web and communication technology and has some interesting statistics regarding lawyers’ use of social networking. The numbers were lower for the question of whether the lawyers’ firms maintained a presence in a social network.

2010 Social Networking Legal Issues: Be Careful What You Tweet

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I had a fantastic time chatting with the Women’s Section of the Tarrant County bar on some of the 2010 top legal cases that were based on social networking snafus. The article I wrote highlighting social networking and issues such as defamation, right of publicity, criminal law, jury selection, smart phones in the courtroom and lawyer advertising is found here. Digital/Internet social networking twitter

Dallas Surgeon Raises Social Networking Defamation Claim

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What You Should Know About Social Networking and Your Job

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Despite the efforts of Quit Facebook Day , social networking sites are wildly popular. So, what should employees (or job hunters) know about social media postings? I personally enjoy my time on these sites and believe they are valuable for professional networking.

Social Network Host or Thought Police?

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This latest debate focuses on whether Facebook should police Holocaust denial groups on its network. The question is, where should Facebook, and social networking sites like it, draw the line?

The Best Times To Post To Social Networks

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This is an interesting infographic on the best times to post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks. It comes from Social Caffeine. Source: social caffeine | Embed this on your own website (FREE).

How Mark Zuckerberg could sue over 'Social Network'

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By Eriq Gardner Each and every day, it becomes less likely that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will sue producers of "The Social Network." If he wanted to file a splashy lawsuit, he probably would have already, and, as we've reported, Tags: Defamation Facebook Film Right of Publicity

Social Networking Sites, Privacy, and Security

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Leenes, Tilburg University Law School, has published Context is Everything - Sociality and Privacy in Online Social Network Sites, in Privacy and Identity (A.M. Social Ronald E. Bezzi, ed. IFIP AICT 320, 2010) at pp. 48-65. Here is the abstract.

ABA Shutters its Social Networking Site

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After the American Bar Association launched its social networking site, LegallyMinded , in December 2008, I wrote a review that I summed up with this title: ABA Social Network Fails to Connect. Regrettably, it was a commendable idea but poorly executed. As I wrote then, “It jettisons features that should be central and weighs itself down with others that are useless or redundant.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE SOCIAL NETWORKING CRAZE

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PRIVACY AND ACCURACY ARE AT RISK WITH ABILITY TO INSTANTLY COMMUNICATE Technology and the explosion of social networking sites are changing the paradigm of how and when we communicate with each other. Facebook, YouTube and the most recent craze, Twitter, together with rapidly improving camera/video cellular phone technology, allow instant communication to thousands of people. Communication that includes pictures and video, as well as text.

New Site Protects Trademarks in Social Networks

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A new website, TM.Biz , has been launched with the goal of helping trademark owners protect themselves in a sea of social networks. The service searches and monitors the 500 most popular social networks for occurrences of a trade name as a user name.

Target Facebook: Is the Social Network Joining the “DMCA License” Group

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The social network has been developing this for a while now, and yesterday formally unveiled Rights Manager, which is basically its version of YouTube’s rights management set-up Content ID. Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says freedom like getting away with it.

Record labels sue Vimeo, claim social network encourages infringement

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Capitol Records, Caroline Records and Virgin Records America have filed a massive copyright infringement complaint against Vimeo, a social networking website for filmmakers owned by. By Eriq Gardner Get ready for the next major lawsuit in the ongoing copyright wars.

Is That Really Me?: Social Networking and the Right of Publicity

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Social Networking and the Right of Publicity in the Spring 2010 issue (Vol. The abstract for the note is below: Social networking sites are ubiquitous in modern culture and popular with people of all ages and demographics. Stay tuned for Is That Really Me?:

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE SOCIAL NETWORKING CRAZE

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PRIVACY AND ACCURACY ARE AT RISK WITH ABILITY TO INSTANTLY COMMUNICATE Technology and the explosion of social networking sites are changing the paradigm of how and when we communicate with each other. SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES Not that long ago, if asked, I would have had no clue what the term "social networking site" meant. Social media can also be educational. These are examples of the positive aspects of the new social media.

Handling Disputes Over Access To Employee Social Network Accounts

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Zoe Argento, Roger Williams University School of Law, has published Whose Social Network Account? A Trade Secret Solution to Allocating Rights as Roger Williams University Legal Studies Paper No. 131 (to be published in Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review

A Social Network Custom Made for Customers of Thomson Reuters Elite

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Thomson Reuters announced something last week that I cannot think of any other vendor having done in the legal industry – the launch of a social network tied exclusively to a group of products.

The Illinois Right of Publicity Statute and Online Social Networks

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Anne McLean, Northern Illinois University College of Law, has published Me.Com: The Growing Need for the Illinois Right of Publicity Act to Respond to Online Social Networks. Here is the abstract. This Comment discusses the recent growth in prevalence of

"The Social Network": Shakespearian Social Media?

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The Hollywood Reporter's review of "The Social Network," the movie about the making of social media site Facebook. An excerpt: As the movie makes abundantly clear, the facts behind its founding are in dispute but, without a doubt, Zuckerberg did

Bar Applications and the Relevance of Social Network Information

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This piece discusses social networking websites (e.g. Daniel F. O'Brien, St. Thomas University School of Law, has published Facebook vs. The Florida Bar. Here is the abstract. Facebook, Twitter and MySpace) and their importance vis-à-vis the First Amendment in terms

We’re Friends, Right? Client List Misappropriation and Online Social Networking in the Workplace

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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 upcoming Spring 2009 edition (Vol. 11, No.

Harvard's Larry Lessig on why 'Social Network' gets the Internet wrong

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By Matthew Belloni Like almost every person with access to the Internet, Harvard law professor and digital rights advocate Lawrence Lessig has weighed in with his review of "The Social Network." Lessig, a big Aaron Sorkin fan from his "West.

'Social Network' trailer: 'Let's SUE him in federal court!!!'

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Finally, a big-budget studio movie about intellectual property litigation! How excited are we for David Fincher's upcoming film about the origin of Facebook and the massive lawsuit that ensued? We've already found and read the excellent Aaron Sorkin script, so.

E.U. Signs Anti-Cyberbullying Pact with Social Networking Sites

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Last Tuesday, the European Union signed a pact with seventeen social networking sites in Europe, including Facebook and MySpace. The EU pact aims to cut down on such incidents through its new agreement with the social networks themselves. The use of social networks has grown more than 35% in the past year and is expected to double over the next three years.

"The Social Network": Shakespearian Commentary On Social Media?

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The Hollywood Reporter's review of "The Social Network," the movie about the making of social media site Facebook. An excerpt: As the movie makes abundantly clear, the facts behind its founding are in dispute but, without a doubt, Zuckerberg did

Social Networking, Users, and Reasonable Expectations of Privacy Under the Fourth Amendment

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Semitsu, University of San Diego School of Law, has published From Facebook to Mug Shot: How the Dearth of Social Networking Privacy Rights Revolutionized Online Government Surveillance in volume 31 of the Pace Law Review (2011). Junichi P. Here is

Help in Haiti: Technological Exploitation of Social Networking Sites and Cell Phone Companies During a Time of Need

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Facebook, a popular social networking site amongst teens and adults alike, has experienced such misleading behavior. I advocate that we continue to use modern technology, such as cell phones and social networking sites, to spread the message about the relief effort in Haiti.

'Social Network' Inspires Strange New 'White Collar' Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Man files lawsuit over USA Network show after watching Mark Zuckerberg story. read more. THR, Esq. Television Movies Television

5 Steps to Social Networking: Louellen Coker and Tamera Bennett

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You Can Social Network: Five Easy Steps to Social Networking” Topic of Speakers Lawyer Tamera Bennett and Technical Writer Louellen Coker at WBODC’s November 2009 Luncheon, Tuesday, November 3rd. Women Business Owners of Denton County will hold its monthly luncheon on Tuesday, November 3rd, at Oakmont Country Club, Corinth, Texas. &# You Can Social Network: Five Easy Steps to Social Networking” will be the topic of speakers Tamera Bennett and Louellen Coker.

Hollywood Docket: 'Social Network' Twins Take Case to Ninth Circuit

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Eriq Gardner Entertainment law news this morning read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Hollywood Docket: Guess How Much the 'Social Network' Lawyers Got Paid

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THR staff Those who saw 'Social Network' may be curious to know how much the lawyers who repped the Winklevosses got paid. read more. The Business Business

Ambush Marketing & Social Networking at London Olympics 2012 Part 1

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Bloggers at the London games have been warned that “Participants and other accredited persons are not permitted to promote any brand, product or service within a posting, blog or tweet or otherwise on any social media platforms or on any websites,” the IOC said. Every great sporting event brings out ambush marketers. From the Super Bowl to the World Series to the Olympics, brands jockey for news coverage and exposure.

Everything you need to know about 'The Social Network' and the law

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Today we've got another attorney guest post, this one from Aaron Moss, a partner at L.A.'s s Greenberg Glusker and co-founder of the firm's Law Law Land blog. He follows our thoughts on the subject with the best analysis we've seen.

European Commission Releases Findings on Implementation of Safer Social Networking Principles For EU

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The European Commission has published findings of a report on the implementation of the Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU. Testers examined the following social media: Arto, Bebo, Facebook, Giovani, Hyves, IRC-Galleria, Myspace, Nasza-Klasa, Netlog, One, Rate, SchuelerVZ (Vznet

Consumer Privacy, Social Networking Sites, and the Right To Be Forgotten

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Paul J. Steinbart, Arizona State University School of Accountancy, David Truog II, Arizona State University, Mark J. Keith, Brigham Young University, Marriott School, and Jeffry Babb, West Texas A & M University, have published The Right to Be Forgotten: Exploring