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Twitter Follower Case Settled

Social media has led to some new forms of intellectual property, including the “Twitter follower” (a registered user of microblogging site Twitter that is interested in the postings of another user and that other user permits him/her to receive those postings automatically). A case that might have brought some clarity to the question of the value … Continue reading

Facebook Information: Privacy v. Discovery

When can a party to a lawsuit get access to another party’s Facebook-posted materials for discovery purposes without violating privacy rights? On November 14, 2012, New York’s Appellate Division ruled on that question in an auto accident/personal injury matter involving two plaintiffs. See Richards v. Hertz Corp., No. 2011-02807 (N.Y. App. Div. Nov. 14, 2012. … Continue reading