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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

Join Us for a: CLE Webinar-The 2013 Traffic Jam: The Intersection of Social Media, Privacy Laws and the Insurance Industry
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

Register now! Thursday, November 15, 2012 2 - 3:35 P.M. ET FREE CLE-Eligible Webinar! Earn 1.5 credit hours Panelists include: Ronald Raether, Esq., of Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Peter Foster of Willis... 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

State Net Capitol Journal: Lawmakers Will Face Wide Array Of Issues In 2013
Posted on 20 Dec 2012 by State Net

For much of 2012, it seemed just about every major issue confronting states and the federal government was put on hold in anticipation of the impending election. With that process finally over, lawmakers will settle in to try and solve a myriad of thorny... 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

Company Social Media Policies Impacted by NJ Decision
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by John Lipsey

A few days ago (on March 30, 2010) the New Jersey Supreme Court handed down a decision that is certain to have significant implications in social media policy circles. In Stengart v Loving Care Agency (2010 N.J. LEXIS 241), Plaintiff Stengart, in anticipation... Read More

Third Circuit Grants Rehearing to Resolve Contradictory Results on Students’ Online Speech
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by Mark Rogers

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) In a pair of orders issued April 9, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed to rehear two cases en banc, both of which pertain to students' in-school discipline for their online behavior that occurred off school... Read More

Are Contact Lists Still Trade Secrets in the Age of Social Networking Sites?
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Robert G. Abrams, Gregory L. Baker, Alan M. Grimaldi, and Mark Andrew Klapow, Partners, Howrey LLP Last week, a United States District Judge in New York approved the report and recommendation of a Magistrate Judge holding that a headhunter’s... 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

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 , 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