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Insta-Mural Infringement: Public Art In Instagram Ad Leads To Copyright Claim
As regular readers of Socially Aware already know, there are many potential traps for companies that use photographs or other content without authorization from the copyright owners.
United States
21 Oct 2019
The Meme Generation: Social Media Platforms Address Content Curation
It is likely no surprise to regular readers of Socially Aware that posting content to social media can, in some cases, generate significant income.
United States
22 Aug 2019
By Winning Motion To Dismiss, Supermodel Loses Chance To Clarify Whether She Can Lawfully Post Photos Of Herself To Social Media
A federal district court dismissed a case against supermodel Gigi Hadid for posting to Instagram a photo of herself that was taken by a paparazzo
United States
8 Aug 2019
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Status Updates - August 2, 2018
An advertising executive who lost his job after being named on an anonymous Instagram account is suing the now-defunct account for defamation
United States
7 Aug 2018
Social Links: Revenge Porn Victim Awarded $6.4M; The Discoverability Of Photos Posted To Facebook; Can Users Be Blocked From Government Officials' Social Media Accounts?
Based on copyright infringement, emotional distress and other claims, a federal district court in California awarded $6.4 million to a victim of revenge porn, the posting of explicit material without the subject's consent.
United States
18 Apr 2018
2017: Our Greatest Hits
Last year we covered a wide range of online legal and business subjects intended for readers ranging from Internet entrepreneurs to social media marketers, from online shoppers to e-tailers...
United States
31 Jan 2018
2018: Predictions From Socially Aware's Editors And Contributors
Happy 2018 to our readers! It has become a Socially Aware tradition to start the New Year with some predictions from our editors and contributors.
United States
8 Jan 2018
Social Links: SCOTUS Strikes Down Law Banning Sex Offenders From Social Media, Denies Cert In "Dancing Baby" Case; Germany May Require ID Of Status Updates Posted By "Bots"
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a North Carolina law that the state has used to prosecute more than 1,000 sex offenders for posting on social media is unconstitutional because...
United States
3 Jul 2017
Social Links: Court Disallows Firing Over Facebook Page Rant; Ether Threatens Bitcoin's Reign As Top Digital Currency; NBA Slam Dunks Social Media Marketing
One year since agreeing with the European Commission to remove hate speech within 24 hours of receiving a complaint about it, Facebook, Microsoft...
21 Jun 2017
The Law And Business of Social Media - Status Updates – Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2017
In this edition, we explore the threat to U.S. jobs posed by rapid advances in emerging technologies; we examine a Federal Trade Commission report on how companies engaging in cross-device tracking...
United States
27 Apr 2017
Social Links: Burger King Ad Triggers Google Assistant Devices; Suits Allege Infringement Of Copyrights In Content Posted To Social Media; Twitter's Hidden "Dislike" Button
Without Google's permission, Burger King ended one of its television commercials with a statement designed to automatically cause Google Assistant devices to read a list of the Whopper's ingredients out loud.
United States
25 Apr 2017
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Status Updates - 9 January 2017
Last year we explained how companies could protect their social media currency and heed the FTC's warning on native advertising.
United States
13 Jan 2017
2017: Predictions From Socially Aware's Editors And Contributors
As we enter 2017, one of the greatest question marks for the social media and content marketing industries is what impact will Donald Trump have on the legal landscape.
United States
10 Jan 2017
In A Rough Year For CDA Section 230, Manchanda V. Google Provides Comfort To Website Operators
As we noted in our recent post on the Ninth Circuit case Kimzey v. Yelp! Inc., in the right circumstances, Section 230 of the CDA still provides robust protection against liability...
United States
9 Dec 2016
#Trademarks?: Hashtags As Trademarks Revisited
Since our previous article on the emerging issue of trademark rights in hashtags, the use of hashtags in social media marketing has continued to grow.
United States
21 Jul 2016
Social Links: Appeals Court Opinions Show Reach Of Anti-hacking Law; A Virtual Reality Sickness Cure; Intrigue At Vine
The UK wants to use the blockchain to track the spending of welfare recipients.
21 Jul 2016
The Law And Business of Social Media - Status Updates, July 7th, 2015
A new messaging app called Jott is targeting text-message-loving teenagers who have iOS or Android mobile devices, but no data plans.
United States
10 Jul 2015
#Trademarks?: Hashtags As Trademarks
But can a hashtag be registered as a trademark?
United States
14 May 2015
Rolling With The Punches: The Fight Over Livestreaming
Launched at the end of February 2015, Meerkat is a livestreaming iPhone app that allows Twitter users to stream videos from their phones to their Twitter accounts in real time.
United States
13 May 2015
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Status Updates - April 21st, 2015
In an effort to encourage return visits from the 150 million Internet users who visit Twitter every month without signing in, the social media giant has revamped its home page.
United States
24 Apr 2015
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