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The Case of the Vanishing Twitter Account and CFAA Liability
Last week, an unknown Twitter contractor briefly suspended President Trump's Twitter account. The episode lasted 11 minutes. On its face, it may seem like a relatively small matter, but existing law could make a federal case out of it.
United States
6 Nov 2017
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Court Rules That First Amendment Limits, But Does Not Nullify, Public Officials' Ability To Block Online Critics
In Packingham v. North Carolina, 137 S. Ct. 1730, 1735 (U.S. 2017) the Supreme Court of the United States held that N.C.G.S. § 14-202.5, a North Carolina statute that barred registered sex offenders from websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn was unconstitutional.
United States
9 Aug 2017
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Yes, There Is The Right To Facebook (Or Tweet) In The Constitution
The restriction at issue was N.C.G.S. § 14-202.5, a North Carolina statute prohibits registered sex offenders from using websites available to minors.
United States
21 Jun 2017
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Federal Court Upholds City's Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance
A local adult entertainment club known as "Gentlemen's Playground" filed a lawsuit in July, 2014 challenging the constitutionality of the City of Rocky Mount's Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance.
United States
12 May 2017
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New Electronic System For DMCA Safe Harbor Agent
If your company hosts or operates an interactive website that allows users to post or upload materials, you need to have a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) policy.
United States
10 Dec 2016
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Is There A Right To Facebook In The Constitution? North Carolina Cyberlaw Goes To The United States Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the United States has just agreed to the hear Packingham v. United States. The grant of certiorari reflects the increasing integration of cyberlaw with mainstream constitutional litigation.
United States
3 Nov 2016
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The States Also Rise: Recent Settlements Illustrate Potential Pitfalls Regarding Children's Privacy Laws
​Earlier this summer, we highlighted a settlement where the FTC proposed its largest fine to date under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) against software maker InMobi.
United States
15 Oct 2016
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Analogizing An Internet Accessible Computer To Broken Window Blind, Court Finds No Expectation Of Privacy In Computers
The underlying facts are disturbing. In 2015, the FBI launched a global sting operation targeting child pornography.
United States
13 Jul 2016
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W-2 Phishing Scams: Don't Take The Bait
​In recent weeks, hundreds of businesses around the country have been hit by an email "phishing" scam that is both brilliant in its exploitation of workplace power dynamics and potentially devastating in its effects.
United States
15 Jun 2016
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W-2 Phishing Scams: Don't Take The Bait
​In recent weeks, hundreds of businesses around the country have been hit by an email "phishing" scam that is both brilliant in its exploitation of workplace power dynamics and potentially devastating in its effects.
United States
9 Jun 2016
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The DMCA And Product Aftermarkets - Fair Competition Or Unlawful Circumvention?
Until recently, it appeared that most smart product reverse engineering efforts would retain protected status.
United States
9 Feb 2016
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