Case of the Week: How Much is a Twitter Account Worth?

How much is a Twitter account worth? According to PhoneDog v. Kravitz (N.D. Cal Nov. 8, 2011) , Twitter is quite the profitable endeavor! In PhoneDog , an employee had a work-related Twitter account. When he left PhoneDog, he took his Twitter account and its 17,000 followers with him. Now, PhoneDog...

Pennsylvania Law on Ownership of LinkedIn Accounts - COTW #136

The latest Case of the Week is the resolution of a case I've covered previously . The case is Eagle v. Morgan (memorandum with findings of fact and conclusions of law here) from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court, applying Pennsylvania state law. You can read the Court's...

Who Owns "Publicly Available" Social Media Content?

Who owns your LinkedIn connections? I’ve blogged about the ownership of social media content a few times already ( here , here , and here ) and I continue to believe that the real battle will be over connections made in the course of business. Are these connections your extended network that...