While an innovative social media campaign can be a great boon to business, corporate America is becoming increasingly aware of the inherent dangers of social media as well. In particular, employees' statements about employers on personal Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts have the...
Last week, Facebook published a revised version of its Promotions Guidelines . The most significant change for advertisers is that, under the new guidelines, Facebook no longer requires written approval for an advertiser to administer a promotion on Facebook through its Fan Page. As defined...
Last week, the District
Court for the Northern District of California dismissed Facebook's trademark
complaint against Teachbook. The dismissal was based on a lack of personal
On May 6 th , Facebook re-filed in the Northern
District of Illinois.
Last Week's Dismissal ...
Plaintiff Rogue Satellite Comics
recently sued DreamWorks Animation for copyright infringement. Rogue owns the
copyright to a comic character named "Kingfish" (© 1996). In its complaint,
Rogue alleges that the Kingfish character was copied by DreamWorks and used for
the character "Minion"...
By Elise M. Bloom and Michelle A. Annese 1
"Follow us on
Twitter!" "Like us on Facebook!" These phrases have become a common part of
our everyday lexicon. However, the
social media explosion is not limited to our personal lives, but rather is
making its way into the workplace...
By James Douglass
Everybody in the modern workforce is involved in social media in one way or another. Think about it. Even if your company does not utilize social media (which is becoming less and less likely), it is almost certain that your company's employees do.
Whether or not your company...
Rembrandt Social Media has sued Facebook and bookmarking service, AddThis,
accusing them of infringing patents related to the early creation of a web-based personal
The first patent, filed in 1998 and issued in 2002, claimed
a novel technology that gave "ordinary people" ...
Proliferation of social media continues to stretch the
boundaries of the law and its definitions. It prompts us to apply the proven
legal concepts to new technological and social phenomena with no clear and
A good example is a question of whether Twitter hashtags are anybody's...