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Employers of Freelancers Everywhere Should Pay Attention to New York City’s New Law

USA - August 15 2017 Freelance writers are as integral to online content generation as migrant workers are to the harvesting of seasonal crops (and in many cases, about as…

Fake and Consequences: Weathering the Reputational Risks and Financial Fallout of “News” that Abuses

USA - August 14 2017 In today’s political climate, the phrase “fake news” gets bandied about quite a bit. In addition to its more traditional meaning—news that is false…

Stumbling “Blocks”: When Is Social Media Moderation a First Amendment Violation?

USA - August 7 2017 As we previously discussed in our post “The ‘Commander-in-Tweet’ and the First Amendment,” the POTUS was criticized by the Knight First Amendment…

Keeping Up with Cayla: Concerns over Interactive Toys Spur an FTC Update of COPPA Guidelines

USA - July 24 2017 “Pleeeease?!” Buying a quick gift or giving in to your child’s pleas for a new toy is quickly becoming a more serious decision. In the age where toys…

But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide

USA - July 11 2017 “Baby it’s okay, you can Google my name.” This line from T-Pain’s hit, “Bottlez,” became a focus in a recent Ninth Circuit trademark case on my…

The “Commander-in-Tweet” and the First Amendment

USA - July 5 2017 Can you violate the First Amendment by blocking people from your Twitter account? According to the Knight First Amendment Institute, it’s possible if…

I, TweetBot: Are Fake Users Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret?

USA - June 15 2017 President Donald Trump loves to tweet. Although he has been a prolific tweeter since his days as a reality TV star, during his presidential campaign…

“Tantrums” Aside, the Law Leans Toward the Employee in Issues of Social Media and Free Speech

USA - June 8 2017 Whether or not your friends and family get a kick out of your misery at work, that online post of yours might tick off your employer. But what rights…

Executive Order 13800 - Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure

USA - May 24 2017 President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order 13800 titled “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” on May…

An 8-0 Decision by the U.S. Supremes Court in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Limits Venue Shopping in Patent Suits

USA - May 22 2017 Today, May 22, 2017, in the TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the proper venue…