Tag Archives: First Amendment

Are You Careful (Enough) In How You Phrase an Online Review?

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A writer friend of mine called me this morning before 9 a.m. I knew it was important, because when a writer picks up the phone that early in the morning, it usually involves blood or at least gore. Not this … Continue reading

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Top Posts from 2011

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I started this blog in March, 2011, with good intentions of focusing on that funny place where technology and marketing intersects life. For the most part, I’ve stuck to writing about marketing, legal, and technology subjects and how they affect … Continue reading

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It’s Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: And You Could Lose Big


It’s Hollywood against Silicon Valley when it comes to lobbing around the new anti-piracy legislation pending in Washington DC.  And both sides are taking a stance that can hurt average consumers like you and me, I think. The new laws would give … Continue reading

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Free Justin Bieber – and the rest of us, too!

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Seen the online photos of Justin Bieber in prison yet? If not, chances are you will before long, because the viral campaign from a new activist group is turning up everywhere online. The idea behind the campaign is that a bill from … Continue reading

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Chaining a copyright troll: good news for copyright owners


Remember that scene in the first Lord of the Rings movie where the cave troll with a dangling, broken chain around its neck threatens everyone in sight?  Well, it looks as if one of the biggest copyright trolls in the … Continue reading

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Copyright Wars Escalate: News from the Front Lines

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One of my new favorite websites, Myce.com is full of news about the ongoing battle over how copyright law can or should be enforced online.  Myce is an “online community” started in the EU which allows anyone to share news, links, reviews, … Continue reading

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“Facebook Juror” Faces Jail — Defendent Goes Free

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A couple of months ago, I  wrote that jury duty has a new list of potential pitfalls for social media users.   Seems I overlooked one potential pitfall in that post.  This week, a juror in the U.K. was found guilty of … Continue reading

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Drawing the Line Between Personal and Professional Social Media

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Over the past week, thousands of new readers have visited this blog in response to an article on regulation and compliance in social media.  So  I’m happy to announce that’ I’ll be helping to put together a free webinar on July 14 that will … Continue reading

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Who Owns Your LinkedIn Profile?

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On Wednesday, I saw this headline in a financial trade publication called Finextra: Actiance: All your LinkedIn profiles belong to us The accompanying story talked about compliance and social media software vendor Actiance, which had announced some new features for financial … Continue reading

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Facebook and Twitter are NOT Your Friends

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One of the lessons that seems hardest for people to learn about social media sites is that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites — from dating sites like Match.com to online communities for people with specific diseases like RA.com — aren’t … Continue reading

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