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In Groundbreaking Settlements, Attorneys General Find Fake Social Media Engagement Illegal
On January 30, 2019, the Office of the New York Attorney General ("NY AG") and the Office of the Florida Attorney General ("Florida AG") announced settlements with Devumi LLC and its offshoot
United States
11 Apr 2019
First Punch: Floyd Mayweather And DJ Khaled Settle With SEC Over Unlawful Touting Of ICOs
The SEC recently announced its settlement of charges against boxer Floyd Mayweather and producer DJ Khaled for their failure to disclose payments they received for promoting Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) on their social media accounts.
United States
7 Dec 2018
Social Media Mania — Be Careful Out There!
Employers are increasingly turning to social networking sites to find additional information about candidates.
United States
24 Aug 2018
FOSTA Signed Into Law, Amends CDA Section 230 To Allow Enforcement Against Online Providers For Knowingly Facilitating Sex Trafficking
Today, the President signed H.R. 1865, the "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017" (commonly known as "FOSTA").
United States
13 Apr 2018
New York Court Rebuffs Ninth Circuit's Copyright "Server Test," Finds Embedded Tweet Displaying Copyrighted Image To Be Infringement
A New York district court recently held that a host of online news publishers and media websites that embedded certain tweets (containing unauthorized uploads of plaintiff's copyrighted photo)...
United States
6 Mar 2018
California Court Declines To Dismiss Illinois Facial Recognition/Biometric Privacy Suit Against Facebook On Standing Grounds
This past week, a California district court again declined Facebook's motion to dismiss an ongoing litigation involving claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 Ill.
United States
5 Mar 2018
N.Y. Court Of Appeals: No Difference Between "Private" And "Public" Posts In Discovery
Those who thought designating social media posts as "private" would be sufficient to shield them from outsiders—including opposing parties in litigation—had better think again.
United States
21 Feb 2018
Data Aggregator Seeks Ruling Allowing It To Scrape Public Linkedin Data
In the latest development in the legal controversy over scraping, 3taps, Inc. ("3taps"), a data aggregator and "exchange platform" for developers, filed suit against LinkedIn ...
United States
21 Feb 2018
Will Facebook's Recent Announcement Of Changes To News Feed Affect Legal Immunities For User Content?
Facebook recently announced that it would make changes to its news feed to prioritize content that users share and discuss and material from "reputable publishers."
United States
31 Jan 2018
YouTube Protected By CDA Immunity Over Claims That It Provided Material Support To Terrorists
Ultimately, though highly sympathetic to the plaintiffs, the court dismissed the complaint, with leave to amend, and ruled that the claims were barred by CDA Section 230.
United States
15 Nov 2017
Supreme Court Denies Appeals Of Notable Data Scraping, Computer Fraud Decisions From Ninth Circuit
With the Court declining to review, this important pair of rulings about the breadth of CFAA liability will stand.
United States
16 Oct 2017
LinkedIn Files Opening Brief With Ninth Circuit In Closely-Watched Data Scraping Dispute With hiQ
In a new development in an important scraping dispute, LinkedIn appealed the lower court's decision to grant a preliminary injunction compelling LinkedIn to disable any technical measures it had employed ...
United States
6 Oct 2017
A Green Light for Screen Scraping? Proceed With Caution…
Court Issues Injunction Barring Blocking of Scraping and Holds CFAA Likely Doesn't Apply
United States
25 Aug 2017
Court Issues Injunction Barring Blocking of Scraping and Holds CFAA Likely Doesn't Apply
While the law relating to screen scraping is unclear, a recent landmark decision from the Northern District of California, hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn, Corp., 2017 WL 3473663 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2017), appears to limit the applicability of the CFAA as a tool against scraping.
United States
25 Aug 2017
Two Employees, Social Media, An Unlawful Policy. . .What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
The advent of social media resulted in a feverish effort by the NLRB to keep up with new technology.
United States
9 Aug 2017
#SocialMedia #Endorsement #Disclosures #Sponsored (notthispost): FTC Warns Social Media Influencers And Advertisers About Failure To Disclose Relationships
The letters explain how Instagram posts can meet the "clear and conspicuous" standard for disclosures, instructing influencers to make this disclosure above the "more" button on Instagram.
United States
8 May 2017
The Cross-Industry Promise Of Blockchain
The blockchain protocol (a form of a ‘distributed ledger system') was originally designed as a platform to process Bitcoin transactions.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Social Media eDiscovery: Filter Needed
A ski trip with your fiancé results in a great photo of the two of you on a ski covered mountain; obviously, the picture is destined for your Facebook page.
United States
7 Mar 2017
Liability Under CDA Section 230? Recent Lawsuit Tries To Flip The Script Against Social Media Service
The goal of the CDA was to control the exposure of minors to indecent material, but the law's passage provoked legal challenges and pertinent sections of the Act were subsequently struck down...
United States
12 Sep 2016
To Save Secrecy Lawsuit, Twitter Must Challenge DOJ's Decision To Classify Surveillance Requests
This month, a federal judge dismissed Twitter's lawsuit challenging limits on the disclosure of government requests for information on Twitter users...
United States
18 May 2016
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