Recently, the blogging community suffered another loss in the battle for recognition as a legitimate form of media. In the District Court in Oregon, Judge Marco A. Hernandez ruled against Crystal Cox, a self proclaimed investigatory blogger, ordering her to pay $2.5 million in damages to Obsidian Finance Group and its co-founder, Kevin Padrick, after […]
There is a report on a complaint has been filed by the National Labor Relations Board against an ambulance company that fired an employee for complaining about her boss on Facebook. The company, American Medical Response, has a policy prohibiting employees “from making disparaging, discriminatory or defamatory comments” about the company, superiors, co-workers or competitors
Blogging can be expensive…. A story today involving a Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader shows the significant hot water bloggers can get into if they ignore the law. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman ordered a gossip blog called TheDirty.com to pay cheerleader Sarah Jones $11 million for libel and defamation resulting from allegedly false accusations that Jones Read More
This warms my heart to see that a judge understands technology and can apply new uses for it. This story is courtesy of Legal Blog Watch on Law.com
Interesting report on venture beat on the rise of gay social networking applications.
Any doubt that social media is part of our lives, a couple in Australia were served legal papers through Facebook, and a UK court allowed a writ to be served via Twitter. I am not kidding…..
I think this is a very interesting article on how insurance companies could data mine twitter and use that data to impact insurance rates.