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The Meme Generation: Social Media Platforms Address Content Curation
It is likely no surprise to regular readers of Socially Aware that posting content to social media can, in some cases, generate significant income.
United States
22 Aug 2019
Legislators Propose Narrowing § 230's Protections
As we have frequently noted on Socially Aware, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects social media sites and other online platforms from liability for user-generated
United States
8 Jul 2019
Highest EU Court: Skype Is A Regulated Telecommunications Services – Gmail Is Not
In two long-awaited decisions handed down yesterday and last week.
United States
25 Jun 2019
Social Links: Suit Over "Embedded Tweet" With Tom Brady's Photo Settles; Brand Agency Manipulates Wikipedia; Evidence From Instagram Wins French Rock Star's Kids A Share Of His Estate
In March, Socially Aware reported on a lawsuit involving several prominent news outlets' publication of a photo of NFL quarterback Tom Brady on Twitter.
United States
21 Jun 2019
Youth Protection In Germany: Online Age Checks And Daytime Blackouts Ahead?
Last week, German regulators decided to no longer accept the widely used "JusProg" software as a sufficient means for online service providers to comply with statutory youth protection requirements.
6 Jun 2019
Bad Influence: Complying With FTC's Endorsement Guide
Today's online celebrities—both verified and aspiring—can now become product sponsors with the help of a social-media account, a picture-perfect aesthetic, and several hundred thousand followers.
United States
29 May 2019
CPSC Acting Chair Buerkle's Priorities Include IoT And Furniture Safety
At a recent product safety conference, Ann Marie Buerkle, Acting Chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced CPSC's priorities for 2019.
United States
27 Mar 2019
Privacy Shield-Certified Organizations: Key Takeaways From The Privacy Shield Annual Review
The EU regulators' recent report on the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield provides some valuable compliance reminders for organizations that have certified or intend to certify to the Privacy Shield program.
United States
15 Feb 2019
Beware Of Texting While Advising: OCIE Issues An Electronic Messaging Risk Alert
In December 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)
United States
25 Jan 2019
Digital Single Market Update: Technology Standardization In The EU
ICT standardization is a key part of the European Union's package of measures designed to improve Europe's competitiveness and productivity.
European Union
23 Oct 2018
Artificial Intelligence Vs. Emotional Intelligence
The advanced development of artificial intelligence (AI) accelerates by the day, forcing companies in just about every industry to contemplate the kind of disruption, ethical considerations,
United States
3 Oct 2018
Section 230 Survives To Fight Another Day Following California Supreme Court Decision
As we have noted previously, the California Court of Appeal's Hassell v. Bird decision in 2016 upholding an injunction requiring Yelp to remove certain user reviews was discouraging to social media companies and other online intermediaries, as well as to fans of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and proponents of Internet free speech generally.
United States
31 Aug 2018
If Your Company Offers Streaming Services, You Should Be Aware That States And Localities Are Taking Different Approaches To Taxing Such Services
Many states and localities are concerned that the proliferation of streaming services is shrinking tax revenues previously received from sales of traditional forms of entertainment.
United States
14 Aug 2018
Website User Held To Arbitration Provision Despite Renewing Subscription In Wife's Name
On July 19, 2018, United States Magistrate Judge Mark Lane issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that United States District Judge Robert Pitman ...
United States
3 Aug 2018
European Commission Recommendations To Tackle Illegal Content And Disinformation Online
As part of its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, the European Commission has emphasized the importance of fostering a "trusting, lawful and innovation-driven ecosystem" around online platforms in the EU.
European Union
2 Aug 2018
Digital Single Market Update: Revision Of The European Union's Audiovisual Media Services Directive
The European Union's legislators have reached an agreement on the revision of the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).
European Union
17 Jul 2018
Copyrights, Internet: YouTube Decision May Obligate Content Check On Upload
On June 6, 2018, the Commercial Court of Vienna decided in favor of private broadcaster Puls4 and determined that YouTube qualified as directly liable for copyright infringing video uploads of its users.
United States
3 Jul 2018
EU Regulation Reform - Unjustified Geo-Blocking To Be Phased Out By End Of 2018
Geo-blocking is the practice of preventing internet users in one jurisdiction from accessing services elsewhere based on the user's geographic location.
European Union
24 May 2018
EU Regulation Reform—Unjustified Geo-Blocking To Be Phased Out By End Of 2018
Once the Geo-blocking Regulation becomes law in the EU, online traders will be required to treat online shoppers from another EU country in the same way as local buyers.
European Union
20 Mar 2018
California Court Holds That YouTube's Removal Notice Is Not Defamatory
As we have noted previously, YouTube users sometimes object when the online video giant removes their videos based on terms-of-use violations, such as artificially inflated view counts.
United States
27 Feb 2018
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