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After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods. A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to US-based registrar GoDaddy.
Last month in my SocialFish blog post, Keep it Legal: Social Media and Hiring , I wrote about the legal issues around viewing an applicant’s or employee’s social networking sites and outposts.
For many companies, social networking websites such as LinkedIn provide marketing and business development opportunities. But employers must take prudent, proactive measures to avoid unintended, perhaps disastrous, consequences. Here's the problem: take, for example, LinkedIn, one of the most popular social networking sites for business.
You work for Company ABC and one of your best employees, Jane, maintains a blog which covers a wide variety of topics, from Jane's recipe for her grandmother's brownies to pictures of her dog, Tucker. Included within Jane's blog posting is the following statement: "I've suffered from eczema for years, but have finally found a cure – the new lotion from ABC! I couldn't believe how fast my eczema disappeared after using ABC's lotion!
This article provides companies with great insight on how to develop a comprehensive social media policy. Social media is important for branding, sales, and marketing. However, companies need to be smart and limit liability.
Navigating the Information Superhighway: Understanding the Impact of Social Media In the Workplace | Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.In This Publication:
The pervasive use of Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace, has made Social Media websites fertile sources of discovery in lawsuits.
Having been an early adopter of Twitter, Facebook and other social networking services, I’ve developed more than a passing interest in the evolving law applicable to this fascinating new medium.