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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
Court Holds That Arbitration Clause In "Hybridwrap" Terms Is Unenforceable
A federal district court in Illinois recently held in Anand v. Heath that a digital marketing company could not force a user to arbitrate because a "Continue" button on its website did not provide clear notice.
United States
29 Jul 2019
What's In A (User)Name?
As consumers increasingly communicate and interact through social media platforms
United States
3 Apr 2019
Social Links: Settlement Declares Fake "Likes" Illegal; Pinterest's Impending IPO; A Bill To Criminalize "Social Media Extortion"
In what is being described as "the first settlement to deem such sales illegally deceptive," New York Attorney General Letitia James has entered into a settlement with a company that had been selling fake followers, likes and views on several social media platforms.
United States
7 Mar 2019
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
Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Volume 8, Issue 1
Welcome to the newest issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media.
United States
22 Feb 2017
Snapchat Clocks Section 230 Win In Speed Filter Case
We have been monitoring a trend of cases narrowing the immunity provided to website operators under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).
United States
21 Feb 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
Social Links: Twitter's Troll Problem; Snapchat Fat-Shamer Risks Prosecution; A Federal Anti-Revenge-Porn Law?
Facebook Messenger joins the elite "one billion monthly users" club just four years after its release as a standalone app.
United States
27 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
Social Links: Livestreaming Goes Mainstream; Social-Media-Use Guidance For Judges; Three Years In Jail For Trolling?
Facebook signs more than $50 million worth of deals with media firms and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service.
United States
3 Jul 2016
Terms And Conditions Buried In Easily Ignored Scroll Box Don't Cut It, The Seventh Circuit Holds
As we have noted before, if you want to increase the likelihood that your website terms of use are enforceable against users, you need to do two things.
United States
20 Jun 2016
Social Links—Twitter Loosens Up; Case Against Google Stands; Should Millennials Be In Charge Of Big Social Media Campaigns?
The federal government will now check the social media history of prospective employees before granting them security clearance.
United States
27 May 2016
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Friday Links, April 29th, 2016
A lawsuit alleges this Snapchat feature is making driving even more dangerous, and it's not texting or instant messaging.
United States
5 May 2016
How To Protect Your Company's Social Media Currency
Today's companies compete not only for dollars but also for likes, followers, views, tweets, comments and shares.
United States
30 Mar 2016
Frying Small Potatoes: Will Amazon's Pursuit Of Individual Fake-Review Writers Pay Off?
Amazon's customer reviews have long been a go-to resource for consumers researching prospective purchases.
United States
30 Dec 2015
Federal District Court Strikes Down Law That Bans Ballot Selfies
Paraphrasing a 2011 Supreme Court case, the Rideout court noted that, "[f]or an interest to be sufficiently compelling, the state must demonstrate that it addresses an actual problem."
United States
13 Sep 2015
Federal District Court: "Browsewrap" Terms And Conditions Provide Sufficient Notice To Defeat False Advertising Class Action
Websites sometimes present their terms of use ("TOU") to users merely by including a link to those TOU on the website without requiring users to affirmatively accept the terms...
United States
19 Aug 2015
Washington State Court Refuses To Unmask Anonymous Online Reviewer
The plaintiff in the case, Florida divorce attorney Deborah Thomson, filed a defamation suit against an anonymous poster of Avvo reviews.
United States
13 Aug 2015
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