Pinterest Tightens Its Rules on Contests

Last week, Pinterest–the social media juggernaut with more than 70 million users–announced a change to its Acceptable Use Policy. Going forward, the site will no longer allow business users to conduct contests that: Suggest that Pinterest sponsors or endorses them or the promotion Require people to Pin from a selection (like a website or list of […]

Floating Google Glass Stores? Unlikely. Instead, Follow the Patent.

Since October 25, when CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman first broke the story, the intertubes have been blowing up about the huge, mysterious barges that Google is apparently building in San Francisco, California and Portland, Maine.  (Will they find one orbiting Jupiter next?) This original story concluded that the San Francisco structure was most likely a “a sea-faring […]

50% Off Webinar: Trademark Threats on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Other Social Media

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Trademark Threats on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Other Social Media” scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST. As a reader of my blog, you are eligible to attend this program at half off. As long as you use the […]

Publication, Republication and Defamation Online (Guest Post)

This post was primarily authored by David Axelson, a student at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a 2013 summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. The ease with which today’s generation can pass along messages worldwide is staggering.  A single publication on a blog or website can instantaneously be replicated and […]

Publicity Rights in Facial Recognition and Other Biometric Data

Widespread use of facial recognition technology is inevitable. To date, industry–leading companies have shown remarkable restraint in implementing such features. Google has banned facial recognition apps on its Glass headset, and Facebook has refrained from rolling out the technology to the degree that it could, although it’s inching further in that direction. But as digital […]