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CDA Section 230 Immunizes Platform From Liability For Friend And Content Suggestion Algorithms
A recent Second Circuit decision makes clear that the safe harbor that social media and other Internet companies en
United States
9 Sep 2019
Lawsuit Against Online Dating App Grindr Dismissed Under Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act
Plaintiff Herrick alleged that his ex-boyfriend set up several fake profiles on Grindr that claimed to be him.
United States
16 Mar 2018
New York's Highest Court Rebuffs Facebook's Efforts To Protect The Rights Of Its Users In Search Warrant Fight
Facebook's four-year battle on behalf of its users, seeking to quash 381 warrants obtained by the New York County District Attorney's Office, has come to a close.
United States
26 May 2017
The Law And Business of Social Media - Status Updates – Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2017
In this edition, we explore the threat to U.S. jobs posed by rapid advances in emerging technologies; we examine a Federal Trade Commission report on how companies engaging in cross-device tracking...
United States
27 Apr 2017
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Jurisdiction: No "Situs Of Injury" Merely Because Copyrighted Material Is Accessible
Because content posted online can be accessed nearly anywhere, courts regularly face the issue of whether they have personal jurisdiction over a defendant who posted material to the web or a social media site.
United States
9 May 2016
New Jersey Supreme Court Questions Ethics Of "Friending" A Litigation Foe
Attorneys often research adverse parties online to obtain potentially useful—and publicly available—evidence for use in a case.
United States
28 Apr 2016
Go Fish: Do General Discovery Rules Apply To A Litigant's Facebook Posts?
While discovery of social media information has been commonplace for some time, courts are still struggling with when such discovery should be allowed.
United States
13 Jan 2016
Social Media E-Discovery: Are Your Facebook Posts Discoverable In Civil Litigation?
Judge Richard J. Walsh began his opinion in Largent v. Reed with the following question: "What if the people in your life want to use your Facebook posts against you in a civil lawsuit?"
United States
27 Aug 2015
Effort To Hide Facebook Evidence By Deactivating Account Ends Badly For Louisiana Man
As social media has become ubiquitous, courts are wrestling with more discovery disputes involving social media accounts.
United States
19 May 2015
Court Protects Anonymity Of Yelp Users
Virginia's highest court recently held that Yelp could not be forced to turn over the identities of anonymous online reviewers that a Virginia carpet-cleaning owner claimed tarnished his business.
United States
30 Apr 2015
U.S. Courts’ Evolving Approaches To Social Media E-Discovery
Courts across the United States have now made clear that discovery of social media is fair game.
United States
4 Apr 2014
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