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Internet Vino Veritas: Rules and Guidelines for Social Media Efforts Related to Alcohol Sales

USA - April 3 2017 Every day, businesses extend more of their services to the internet in an effort to cater to millennials and upcoming generations of consumers. Those…

Whack a Meme: Is It Possible to Contain (Let Alone Stop) the “Crying Jordan”?

USA - March 29 2017 Almost everyone (even my parents) has seen the Crying Michael Jordan meme popping up around the internet and social media. Crying Jordan has appeared…

Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attacks

USA - March 21 2017 Voting in local, state and national elections could be viewed as a rudimentary form of social media, by which voters share their views and preferences…

How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?

USA - March 13 2017 The President’s January 23, 2017, executive memorandum implemented a federal hiring freeze. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of…

Social Media Gets a “Like” from SCOTUS: Comments Suggest Possible First Amendment Protection

USA - March 2 2017 When the President of the United States, every governor, every member of Congress, and—as Justice Kagan remarked—virtually every under-30 and 35…

A Tale of Two Trump Tweets: Is It Harder to Prove Defamation in Social Media?

USA - February 9 2017 Last month, a New York trial court dismissed a complaint against Donald J. Trump and others brought by political consultant and commentator Cheryl…

Cross-Device Tracking and the Trouble with Talkative Tech

USA - February 3 2017 Did you know that your devices are following you and talking amongst themselves? Creepy, right? From ordering products from your smartphone that you…

Enjoy Your Visit to Our Country (and Give Us Your Twitter Handle)

USA - January 25 2017 At the end of 2016, the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) implemented a rule to include questions concerning social media accounts of travelers to…

Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle

USA - January 19 2017 Because celebrities closely guard their names and likenesses, lawsuits claiming high-dollar amounts for violations of those rights are not unusual…

Do Not Wait until Mid-Stream to Revisit Content Sharing Agreements

USA - January 18 2017 As more and more content that has traditionally only been offered over-the-air, through cable, or on satellite becomes increasingly available via the…