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Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim brings you today’s Newsbreak, an update on legal cases from around the country. Betsy reports on why the 7th Circuit struck down Indiana’s law banning sex offenders from Facebook and other social media. The Indiana ACLU represented a group convicted of sexual crimes, who had completed their sentences. The state attorney general had argued the law was to protect children from sexual predators trolling the Internet. Our Newsbreak also explains a court decision granting …

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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 Consumer Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Lawsuits Challenge Subway on ‘Footlong’ Promises

It only took a couple of lawsuits for Subway to figure out the math: If you offer “footlong” sandwiches to customers, they are going to expect – and eventually demand – 12 inches of food. The restaurant chain has been embarrassed by – and is now being sued because of – Facebook posts showing its popular $5 footlong sub along with rulers or tape measures, which show the sandwiches falling well short of the promised 12 inches.   Expensive Promises …

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Stopping Your Cyberbully [Podcast]

Matt:  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio. I’m Matt Plessner, and we’re going to be covering cyberbullying. We’ll talk about what it means, and what it covers. We’re speaking with Traverse Internet Law attorney, Enrico Schaefer.   Cyberbullying Defined Enrico:  Cyberbullying is a term that people use when they’re talking about harassment on the Internet using email, chat, social media, blogs or bulletin boards, targeting someone specifically and harassing him or her. It’s not so much a legal term as it is …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
You Can’t Be Fired for Discussing Your Job on Facebook

Employers can punish or fire employees for doing a lot of things, but they can’t fire you for talking about working conditions at your job on Facebook. The National Labor Relations Board on Dec. 14 said Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc., a New York non-profit social services company, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by firing a group of employees for posting on Facebook about a co-worker who had accused them of not doing their jobs.   Facebook Comment …

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