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The War Over Your Child’s Social Profile

There’s been a lot of talk about revamping the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, originally passed in 1998, to reflect the realities of our social media age.   Many legislators, who voted for the law back when websites were a new thing, want to give COPPA more teeth. This includes updates to ensure social, apps, mobile […]

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Following up on Technology Predictions for 2012

So we’re about halfway through 2012, and I thought it would be a good time to see how my predictions for hot topics in social media and the law are playing out.   1. Privacy Privacy has certainly continued to be a hot topic for social media sites, users and regulators.  Both Google and Facebook […]

Business Compliance with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Chrissie Scelsi is the principal of Scelsi Entertainment and New Media Law in Port Charlotte, Florida. She focuses her practice in entertainment and intellectual property law, including but not limited to matters for clients in music, film, video games, interactive and social media, as well as copyright, trademark and general business counseling.  I saw a […]