Category Archives: Law

The Right to Yelp: What the New Laws Mean for Social Media Users

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In December 2015, the U.S. Senate passed a national “right to Yelp” bill, and that legislation is pending in the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, last week Maryland followed California by passing the country’s second state “right to Yelp” bill. I’ve … Continue reading

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Jail Time for Social Media Posts? It DOES Happen!

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One of the most common fallacies surrounding the Internet and social media is that “anything goes” in the online world. People — especially kids and teenagers — tend to think that the rules of civil society don’t apply online. Because … Continue reading

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Dinesh D’Souza’s Lesson on the First Amendment & Hate Speech

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Let me begin by saying that my political opinions couldn’t possibly be farther from Dinesh D’Souza’s unless he suddenly abandoned the Republican Party in favor of the Nazis.  Not that I’m accusing the arch-conservative of being a Nazi. He’s not. … Continue reading

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What To Do If You Are The Victim Of Revenge Porn

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By Jonathan Bailey, Plagiarism Today Revenge and non-consensual pornography is a growing problem online. Leaked private photos, either through acts of malice or simple accidents means that more and more people, mostly women, are finding their personal photos on the … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Phone Scams & Report Scammers

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I don’t often publish content from other writers. But this article on the 8 most common phone scams targeting American families is too good not to share. Some of them — like the “free” vacation scam — target low-income families … Continue reading

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Cheating Site Claims Customer Data Copyright

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I have zero sympathy for self-described hypocrites like Josh Duggar whose personal data from the online cheating site Ashley Madison was hacked and disclosed. (Both men and women used the site, although most media reports have focused on cheating husbands … Continue reading

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Science Fiction, Charles Dickens & the Comedy Podcast: A New Look at Plagiarism

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How would you feel if a short story you had sold to a magazine was photocopied and handed out by a college teacher — or posted on the university’s website for free download? What if the magazine was defunct, and … Continue reading

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