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Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part I)
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Troutman Sanders

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... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part II: Gathering Information from Website Visitors)
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Troutman Sanders

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... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: EU Court Ruling Protects Social Media Site
Posted on 17 Feb 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) refused to order a Social Media site to prevent the unlawful use of copyrighted works. In 2010 SABAM (Société Belge des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs ), the Belgian... Read More

Behavioral Marketing is an Important Component Of Social Media
Posted on 2 Sep 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

By Robert Wice Underwriter, Beazley Group Behavioral marketing is an important part of the social media world because it is how the social media sites and other sites generate revenue. These companies are using web application tracking technologies... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Is an Online Search a Background Check for FCRA?
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

By Christina Bost Seaton Over a year ago, our colleagues at the Information Intersection blog warned that employers should think twice before using websites such as Spokeo.com , which are aggregators of personal information collected from online sources... Read More

Advertising and Employment Issues for Your Social Media Presence
Posted on 7 Mar 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Timothy J. Bechen As the growth of social media continues, there remains inherent conflicts between protecting the interests of the company and the rights of individuals using the various social media platforms. A first area of concern is the... Read More

Whether Social Media "Harvesting" or "Scraping" is a Crime
Posted on 25 Oct 2010 by Kirsten Koepsel, Carey Lening and Ron Weikers

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... Read More

Greek Olympian Gets Quick And Dirty Lesson About Being 'Profersonal'
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Jon Hyman

Jason Seiden , the co-founder and CEO of Ajax Social Media , calls it profersonal : the inherent intertwining of our personal and professional personas online. Last week, Greek Olympian Voula Papachristou got a quick and dirty lesson on being profersonal... Read More

Dispute Over Ownership of Ex-Employee's LinkedIn Account Highlights Significance of Robust Social Media Policies
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

On October 4, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Eagle v. Morgan [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] granted in part and denied in part an employer's motion for summary judgment on an ex-employee's... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Virginia Horse Breeder Brought to Heel over Defamatory Facebook Postings about Kennel Owner
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

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... Read More