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An Old Wine – New Bottles Analogy Leads to Dismissal of Indictment for Alleged Twitter Stalking

The Twitter micro-blogging service is just like the bulletin boards that Colonial Americans might have had in their front yards to communicate with one another at the time the Bill of Rights was adopted, said a federal district court judge in United States v. Cassidy, No. TWT 11-091 (D. Md. Dec. 15, 2011). The court … Continue Reading

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors’ New York Right of Publicity by Facebook “Like” and “Friend Finder” Features

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service’s “Like” and “Friend Finder” features. J.N. v. Facebook, Inc.,  No. 11-cv-2128 (E.D.N.Y.) (complaint) is an action brought … Continue Reading
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