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Company pays $40k settlement for allegedly scraping LinkedIn Corp.’s user data
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2014

Robocog, Inc., doing business as HiringSolved, allegedly scraped content from LinkedIn Corp.'s member data and displayed this information in their


Does your social media policy violate federal law?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2012

The National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, recently issued a report on employer policies governing the use of social media in the workplace


FTC revises online advertising disclosure guidelines
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2013

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has revised its guidance on online advertising disclosures, known as the "Dot-Com Disclosure Guidelines."


WOMMA updates social media marketing disclosure guide
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

The Word of Mouth Marketing Association ("WOMMA") recently updated its Guide to Disclosure in Social Media Marketing ("Guide"). The current Guide is released as part of an ongoing effort on the part of WOMMA to memorialize best practices in the word of mouth marketing industry


Online advertising network settles “history sniffing” charges with FTC
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2012

Epic Marketplace, a digital marketing company, has settled FTC charges about its use of "history sniffing" tools


FINRA offers guidance on the use of social media
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2011

On August 18th, FINRA provided guidance to firms regarding the use of social media


DMCA "safe harbor" protection upheld for YouTube notwithstanding generalized knowledge of infringement
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

A United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently found that YouTube was entitled to "safe harbor" protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against all of Viacom's direct and secondary copyright infringement claims


In a selfie situation, who owns the shot?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2014

Three highly publicized selfies recently raised legal questions about copyright ownership and control. Each case holds lessons for photographers


MeetMe.com sued over use of minors’ information
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

MeetMe, Inc., a social networking website and mobile app operator, was recently sued by the San Francisco city attorney for alleged improper


Gossip website posting of celebrity photos held not to violate right of publicity
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2011

A television news reporter sued the owner of a gossip website when the site's users submitted posts that allegedly defamed the plaintiff, including claims that the plaintiff used illicit drugs, was sexually promiscuous, and committed assault