Former music and film producer Jonathan Taplin is way out of his element, merging two distinct issues into a superficial “#resistance” meme that contradicts the central tenets of U.S. antitrust law.
Five political and technological trends that are emerging in this election cycle, beginning with the rather remarkable Republican presidential debate on Fox last week.
The SEC’s charge against the CEO of Netflix for a Facebook post illustrates that even government agencies that “get it” technically are often trapped in outmoded world views.
It took a little bit of time, but the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has issued revised jury instructions, recommended for all federal cases, updated for today’s social media age.
[Part I of this series of essays can be found at this permalink]. 2. Who Owns User-Generated Content? Who owns user-generated content (UGC) posted to social media sites? This is but one of the many vexing issues presented by the emerging law of social media, albeit one of great interest to users, corporate subscribers and […]
It can be difficult for brick-and-mortar businesses to generate a loyal online social media following, but that is no excuse for transforming the social act of “friending” someone into a purely monetized, commercial relationship.
Informed observers should regard pronouncement of social media law as tentative. The traditional rules applicable to social interactions may apply, or may apply differently, in the context of social media. In other respects, social media may upend traditional notions of legal status and privacy.
Here are my six rules of engagement for social media — Twitter, Facebook, etc.– all of which can be summed up in the phrase “if you are going to do it, do it right.”
Facebook was possibly wrong (although correct from a customer relationship standpoint) to argue that it needed a license from one user to display his/her content on the “Wall” of another user, even when the first person had affirmatively decided to share that UGC by posting it within Facebook.