Are Facebook And MySpace Messages Subject To Discovery?

In the recent case of Crispin v. Audigier , a California judge ruled that Facebook and MySpace messages that aren't publicly available are protected information under the Stored Communications Act, and therefore can't be subpoenaed for use in civil litigation. Buckley Crispin sued clothing...

Free Speech Group Fights Lawsuits Against News Sharers

LAS VEGAS - (AP) A San Francisco group that defends online free speech is taking on a Las Vegas company it says is shaking down news-sharing Internet users through more than 140 copyright infringement lawsuits filed this year. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's counterclaim represents the first...

Feds Settle Case Of Woman Fired Over Facebook Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Employers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook or other social media. That's the message the government sent on Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit against a Connecticut ambulance company that fired an employee...

New York Man Adds E-Mails To Facebook Ownership Lawsuit

BUFFALO, N.Y. - (AP) A New York man who claims he struck a deal with Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 that entitles him to half of Facebook Inc. has included in a new court filing e-mails he said he exchanged with the Facebook founder. In his federal court complaint, Paul Ceglia of Wellsville said. . . . Full...

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy Over Lookalike in Ads

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Kim Kardashian wants Old Navy to stop using a lookalike to advertise its clothing. The reality show starlet and model on Wednesday sued the clothing store and its parent company, The Gap Inc., in a Los Angeles federal court alleging their ads violated her publicity rights with ads...

Massachusetts Judge Dismisses Winklevoss Lawsuit Against Facebook

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge in Boston has dismissed a lawsuit a gainst Facebook filed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Harvard classmates of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Winklevoss twins' claim that Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from them got the full Hollywood treatment last year in the...