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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

Tweet On! Social Media Sign In Now Available on LexisNexis Communities
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

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... Read More

Your Business-Related Social Media Platforms Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Jim Thomas

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... Read More

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: The Explosion In Social Media Creates New Liabilities While Broadening Companies' Opportunities
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Facebook Files Demurrer to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Based on Apparent Endorsement by Minors’ “Likes”-Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

A recent class action on behalf of California minors takes aim at Facebook for its practices regarding the use of Facebook members’ names, likenesses, and preferences. The plaintiffs allege, among other things, that Facebook encourages its users... 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

How to Stay on the NLRB's "Friends" List, by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 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... Read More

DLA Piper LLP: 10 Tips for Navigating Defamation Issues in Social Media
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

NLRB Frowns on Dooced (Facebook Firings): Facebook Comments May Be Protected Concerted Activity
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 by Darrell VanDeusen

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... 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