Tag Archives: social networks

Election Day Special: Sharing a Picture of Your Ballot Asking for Trouble

I hope everyone reading this has already voted, but if you’re on your way to the polls later, be sure not to succumb to the temptation to post a picture of your ballot to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other … Continue reading

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Getting the Goods on Virtual Items

Hey everyone, thanks for being a loyal reader of this blog.  I thought I’d share the good news that my law review article is going to be published in the William Mitchell Law Review this fall. If you’d like to read … Continue reading

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Blocking Cell Phones in San Francisco: A Constitutional Conundrum

Remember back in February when Egypt’s uprising was capturing the world’s attention? The country’s brutal dictator, Hosni Mubarak, shut down the Internet to prevent protesters from organizing and sharing information about the crackdown with the rest of the world.  This … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Missouri’s “Facebook Law” Gets It All Wrong

Original Update (Sept. 5, 2011): Since last month, the Missouri law blocking social networking has come under scrutiny by the Missouri courts as well as the state’s governor. First, a state judge blocked enforcement of the law with an injunction, … Continue reading

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FTC Clears Employers to Check Facebook Profiles of Potential Employees

You knew this day was coming.  We’ve known that for several years, employers have been scouring the web looking for embarrassing or illegal activities that would disqualify job applicants.  Now, things you post on your Facebook profile are completely fair … Continue reading

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Facebook Hate Groups Emerge as Casey Anthony Released from Jail

Cyber-bullying is a hot topic these days.  Many social networking sites have policies directed toward preventing cyber-bullying.  Facebook is one of those sites, having been the venue for several high profile bullying incidents recently .  Facebook’s policy directs victims of cyber-bullying to … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Lax Cyber-Bullying Laws

When the time came to discuss cyber-bullying in class last month, we quickly discovered that finding a clear definition would not be easy.  With a lack of federal action on the matter, the issue has largely been left to states … Continue reading

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