New York State has sent a subpoena to Twitter requiring them to turn over the user information and past tweets of Malcolm Harris, but Twitter is contesting the subpoena and fighting for Harris’s right to privacy. Harris was arrested in relation to an Occupy Wall Street protest in October 2011 and allegedly tweeted during the […]
Over the past few years, social media has become much more than a personal endeavor. Companies use social media such as Twitter both to advertise to existing customers and to attract new ones. Individuals tweet on behalf of the company But the legal question of when an employee’s tweets become company property is one that […]
Careful what you tweet, you could be on the wrong side of a lawsuit. Cournty Love settled for $430,000 a lawsuit brought against her by Dawn Simorangkir, a fashion designer who claims that Love defamed her in a series of messages on Twitter last year. Now a NBA referee is seeing if he can recover […]
Recently, San Francisco passed this ordinance, limiting the amount of payroll tax on stock based compensation. San Francisco Supervisor, Ross Mirkarimi, published this op ed piece calling for an expansion of the tax breaks given to Twitter to other San Francisco companies for stock options, but limiting the overall breaks for payroll taxes. In summary, […]
CBS 5 has a story that highlights how a valuable a twitter personality can be, and the length that even ordinary people will go to protect that brand. Adorian Deck, created the twitter account at (at)OMGfacts, which in his spare time he built to over 300,000 users. At some point, Deck partnered up with a […]
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.