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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Government Social Networks by Aaron Kase  
Texas May Soon Allow Subpoenas Served Via Facebook

Can’t find someone who needs to testify in court? Help might be on the way. A proposed bill in Texas would allow people to be served with subpoenas over social media like Facebook and Twitter in lieu of being delivered face-to-face or by mail. The law would allow for electronic subpoenas if certain criteria could be met: the defendant maintains a social media page the profile on the social media page is the profile of the defendant the defendant regularly …

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Juror’s Facebook Posts May Overturn Wrongful Death Verdict

Thanks to an overly-social jury foreman who chatted up his friends about the trial on his public Facebook page, a verdict in a wrongful death case may be overturned. During the 2009 Missouri medical malpractice trial, the foreman talks on Facebook about serving on the jury, showing up for duty, reveals that he was the foreman, brags about the speedy deliberations, and repeatedly laments the court’s lack of an open bar. “Yes, I was the jury forearm [sic]… Complete deliberations …

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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 Criminal Law Internet Law Social Networks by Josh Crank  
Online Impersonators Face Charges in Wake of Sandy Hook

With the speed and convenience of social media, it takes minimal time and effort to perpetrate a hoax online. But Internet pranksters may want to think twice before making their next fraudulent post, now that state and federal authorities in Connecticut have raised the possibility of criminal charges against those who impersonated Sandy Hook Elementary shooter Adam Lanza and others connected to the shooting. “Misinformation is being posted on social media sites,” said Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Noah Kravitz Maintains Ownership of Disputed Twitter Account

A dispute over who owned a hybrid company/personal Twitter account has been settled, with the individual user holding onto his followers and providing a lesson for companies about creating clear and unambiguous social media policies. Noah Kravitz, former public face of the technology website Phonedog.com, had accumulated 17,000 followers on his Twitter account, PhoneDog_Noah, which he used to promote the brand and drum up interest in the site. However, when Kravtiz left the company in October 2010, he took the …

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