How Social Media Law Developed in 2012

In January of this year, I wrote an article for Mashable called “5 Predictions for Social Media Law in 2012.”  As the year comes to a close, I’m happy to report that all five came true.  Let’s take a look: 1.  Facebook Litigation Brings New Attention to the Right of Publicity.  A year ago, a […]

Persuading Facebook to Remove Misleading Pages

I recently had success in persuading Facebook to take down a Page dedicated to criticizing a client.{*}  In the process, I learned a few things about what Facebook finds persuasive in takedown requests. The Page in question used the phrase that our client uses as a trade name and service mark–let’s call it TRADEMARK–as the […]

Augmented Reality Gamer Detained By Police

For years now, in blog posts and in speeches across the country, I have been warning about the real-world implications of augmented reality games.  Primarily, I’ve focused on the risk of getting physically hurt while playing these virtual games. But I’ve also shared the story of an incident that happened only a few miles from […]