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Whether Social Media "Harvesting" or "Scraping" is a Crime

By Kirsten Koepsel, Carey Lening and Ron Weikers Most of us are well aware that savvy computer people can use social media sites like Facebook to obtain information that members don't want them to have, or to use it in ways the members would not want it. But what can be done if that happens? Are...

NLRB Frowns on Dooced (Facebook Firings): Facebook Comments May Be Protected Concerted Activity

Some of you may recall the story of Heather Armstrong, the first person to get "dooced" (fired for blogging about her employer). The word "dooce" originated from Ms. Anderson's personal blog. According to a recent Wikipedia search on Ms. Armstrong, in 2002 she " ignited a...

Tweet On! Social Media Sign In Now Available on LexisNexis Communities

LexisNexis Communities is excited to announce the availability of social media sign on which makes connecting to the LexisNexis Communities a snap. New and existing Community users can now sign into the Community sites using their favorite social media account. Simply connect to one of the LexisNexis...

How to Stay on the NLRB's "Friends" List, by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

You may recall that last November we told you about the Connecticut employer who faced NLRB charges for firing an employee who posted derogatory comments about the company on Facebook, Employees May Not "Like" You on Facebook, But That's Not Grounds for Termination . Last week, the employer...

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: The Explosion In Social Media Creates New Liabilities While Broadening Companies' Opportunities

By Dylan McGuire As the number of people using social media websites - such as Facebook ® , Twitter ® , blogs and more - grows exponentially, corporations are faced with a new set of challenges on how to effectively manage a new set of liabilities brought about by this new information age...

Your Business-Related Social Media Platforms Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb

There is a time bomb in your company that you had better defuse. This is true whether you are employee or employer, because when it blows, both sides will be out lots of time and money, including plenty in attorney's fees. Not that we attorneys don't want your money; it's just that some of...

DLA Piper LLP: 10 Tips for Navigating Defamation Issues in Social Media

By Mary Gately and Victoria Bruno Online and social media have revolutionized the way companies interact with their customers - allowing them to target customer interests and engage customers much more directly. Entering into the world of social media, however, may pose reputational challenges. On...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Virginia Horse Breeder Brought to Heel over Defamatory Facebook Postings about Kennel Owner

While the social media revolution is in full swing, laws that have existed for years before the revolution began and which punish libel and statements made with the intention of hurting someone's business or reputation still apply. Defamation is still defamation and conspiracy is still conspiracy...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part I)

In today's technology-focused age, commercial websites are ever more sophisticated and interactive, allowing customers to do far more than view and purchase a company's products. More and more businesses use social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to reach consumers and build brand...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part II: Gathering Information from Website Visitors)

By Troutman Sanders Part I of this post addressed the content that appears on your company website - both content you create or that was created for you and content generated by users of your website. Today, we will look at the various technologies for collecting information from users - often without...