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Posted 1 year ago in Internet Law Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
No Email Message Is Private if You Get It at Work

It’s pretty clear that using your employer’s email system for personal business is not a good idea and can get your fired; it could also send you to jail, if your emails reveal a crime. Employees have very little to no expectation of privacy in emails received through employer accounts. An employee at Aeropostale, the clothing company, found out that not only can his employer use a personal email to fire him, but the government can also use it against …

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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Internet Law by Josh Crank  
Copyright Owners, ISPs Launch Crack Down on Internet Piracy

Internet users who treat the Web like a complimentary buffet of music and movies are on notice: The Copyright Alert System (CAS) is in effect. The new system is the result of an agreement between the five largest Internet service providers (ISPs) — AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon — and copyright watchdogs like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The system has two goals: to educate Internet customers …

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California Privacy Laws Don’t Protect Consumers Online

The California Supreme Court ruled last week that online retailers of electronically downloaded goods may seek personal information from customers who use credit cards, bypassing privacy restrictions placed on physical stores. The ruling came after a lawsuit was filed against Apple for asking for address information from customers who purchased music from iTunes. Under most circumstances, vendors in California cannot record any personal identifying information beyond what is required to complete a credit card transaction. According to the Song-Beverly Credit …

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How Far Can You Take a Twitter Parody Account? [Video]

  Many of us enjoy following funny Twitter parody accounts. For example, @Lord_Voldemort7 has over 2 million followers. “Not Mark Zuckerberg (@notzuckerberg) pokes fun at the Facebook billionaire with tweet such as, “It’s funny. Technically you’re the ‘user’ but really, I use you.” But how far you can take a Twitter parody without getting into trouble?  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine provides basic tips on how to avoid lawsuits. One clever Twitter account, “The Times is Onit” ( However, Larry shows …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
The Police Are Watching Your Google Searches

Google released a transparency report last week showing that government snooping into your personal data is on the rise. The numbers released by the Internet giant show that law enforcement officials in the United States made 8,438 data requests over the second half of 2012, a 6 percent increase from the first six months of the year. Such requests have risen by more than 85 percent since 2010. Of the governmental requests, Google says that it complies with about 89 …

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