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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


Warner Bros. wins case against A.V.E.L.A., Inc. over use of certain film characters
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

In an interesting case involving The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, and "Tom & Jerry," the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that A.V.E.L.A., Inc. ("A.V.E.L.A.") infringed on Warner Bros. copyrighted materials


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


Acai berry product marketers settle deceptive advertising claims with FTC for $2 million
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2012

The FTC has reached a settlement with another acai berry affiliate network for allegedly deceiving customers through "fake news" sites extolling the virtues of acai berry weight-loss products


FTC brings first COPPA case against mobile apps
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2011

In the FTC's first case involving mobile applications, the Commission charged a developer of apps as well as the company's president and owner with violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"


Employer did not violate law in firing employee for Facebook post
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

The National Labor Relations Board recently adopted the decision of an administrative law judge finding that an employer lawfully discharged an employee for a Facebook post made about a car accident at the workplace (an auto dealership


CARU recommends Topps revise candy advertising to avoid popularity messages
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

A television commercial for Ring Pops, marketed by The Topps Company, Inc., came to the attention of the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) through its routine monitoring of advertising directed to children


Employer may be liable for accessing employee’s LinkedIn account
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

A Pennsylvania court recently found that a plaintiff who alleged her employer unlawfully took control of her LinkedIn account could not proceed on claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Lanham Act, although the court did find that the former employee could proceed on her state law claims for invasion of privacy, identity theft, conversion, and tortuous interference


Ninth Circuit affirms Facebook beacon settlement award
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2012

Facebook launched its "beacon" program in 2007


Facebook settles consumer privacy complaint with the FTC
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2012

The FTC announced it has accepted a final settlement and consent agreement with Facebook