Tech News: Facebook Email Fiasco & ICANN Top Level Domains

I mentioned in my last post, privacy is looming large in the social media space again this year, and users are really making social network operators sit up and pay attention when changes to the site or its terms of use are not acceptable to them.  I’m sure these will not be the last such […]

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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 […]

Paying Attention to Sites Terms of Service Pays Off

This post comes to you from Washington, D.C., where I’ve been attending the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law Annual Meeting.   Social media definitely was among the hot topics discussed, particularly how brand owners can protect their copyrighted material and trademarks when used on social media sites.  One recommended strategy was to […]

Legal questions to ask when creating social media policies

Social media policies are another hot and constantly developing area of the law today.  For this month’s post, I am following up on Jessica’s post about making sure your social media policy is up to date.  Her post gave some great advice and examples of how to approach putting together a social media policy for […]