Get 20% Off Your Pass to the 2013 BlogWorld New Media Expo!

I’m privileged to be speaking on Social Media Law at NMX – the New Media Expo presented by BlogWorld in Las Vegas, January 6-8, 2013.  This annual event is the world’s largest conference and trade show for bloggers, podcasters, web TV & video series creators. And as a speaker, I get a promotional code that […]

10 Reasons NOT to “Declare” Your Copyrights and Privacy on Facebook

Facebook has been overrun over the past few days with users’ “declarations” about their supposed copyright and privacy rights.  Dozens of my own Facebook friends have re-posted the same message, and others are wondering aloud if this is something they need to be doing, too.  So do these boilerplate declarations accomplish anything, other than fueling […]

Can I Send Unsolicited Commercial Text Messages?

This week I address a very practical question for businesses looking for innovative marketing channels: when is it lawful to send unsolicited text messages–or what those of us who receive them call spam? The answer comes from a handy guide published by the Federal Communications Commission.  It discusses the impact of two federal statutes–the Telephone […]