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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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Court Says Online Reviewer Can Have Her Say – For Now

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One of the first blog posts I wrote on this blog, on April 7, 2011, was titled Online Review Lawsuits: Sometimes the Truth Isn’t Enough. Written for anyone who has thought about writing a review of a business, the post … Continue reading

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Judge Says Facebook Privacy Settings Trump 4th Amendment

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U.S. District Judge Williams Pauley III of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled last week that your Facebook privacy settings may trump your Fourth Amendment rights – and negate the need for a … Continue reading

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The Legal Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

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First, the disclaimer.  I’m not a lawyer.  I figure that I’ve paid for a pretty good legal education, however,  having worked with many of the best attorneys in this arena and written far more than my fair share of articles … Continue reading

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