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Social Links: Axed exec sues people behind anonymous Instagram account; bill protects elderly from social media exploitation; using social media to impeach witnesses in criminal trials

USA - August 1 2018 An advertising executive who lost his job after being named on an anonymous Instagram account is suing the now-defunct account for defamation. The...

Aaron P. Rubin.

Copyright’s Long Arm: Foreign Website Found to Infringe U.S. Copyright Law by Providing U.S. Viewers Access to Site Content

USA - July 23 2018 If a web server located outside the United States hosts video content that can be viewed by Internet users located in the United States, does a...

Copyrights, Internet: YouTube Decision May Obligate Content Check on Upload

Austria - June 25 2018 On June 6, 2018, the Commercial Court of Vienna decided in favor of private broadcaster Puls4 and determined that YouTube qualified as...

Christiane Stuetzle, Christoph Wagner.

Social Links: Laws affecting politicians on Twitter & tourists taking photos; the GDPR takes effect; lost Bitcoins

USA - June 1 2018 Finding that President Trump’s Twitter feed constitutes a public forum, a federal judge in New York City held that it’s a First Amendment violation...

Aaron P. Rubin.

Monkey-Selfie Case ReturnsTo Court & (Maybe) a Theater Near You

USA - May 24 2018 This is the famous Monkey Selfie.I confess: I have mixed emotions regarding the iconic “monkey-selfie” photo and all the hubbub it has created. Don’t...