This Week in Social Media News (11/30/12)

Here is your weekly roundup of the Week in Social Media News–a summary of social media news from around the web. As always, the focus of these stories is social media legal news (as opposed to the tens of thousands of stories on social media in general). Having culled through the hundreds of articles I review each week, here are some of the social media discussions I have found to be interesting and (hopefully) applicable:

  • Twitter in legal spat over data clampdown - Twitter Inc’s steadily tightening grip over the 140-character messages on its network has set off a spirited debate in Silicon Valley over whether asocial media company should or should not lay claim over its user-generated content…Social Media News
  • Social Media Savvy for General Counsel - Social media has complicated the management of employees and their relationships with co-workers, raising a host of legal issues for in-house counsel. The array of ways in which employees can communicate electronically has increased geometrically…
  • Avoid Vague Social Media Policies - An NLRB administrative law judge held that the employee’s social media posting about the BMW event was protected concerted activity under the NLRA because his criticisms of the food were shared by co-workers, and there was a possibility that their…
  • More Employers Creating Social Media Policies for the Workplace - As social media use continues to overlap more fluidly between the personal sphere and the business world, more employers are writing dedicated social media polices, and many are also monitoring employee use of social media sites at work, according to a …
  • Social Media in Law Practice - This is the final slide deck from my Social Media in Law Practice course for the Univ. of Dayton School of Law Digital Lawyering Program. Covering time …
  • Employer Best Practices For Social Media Use On And Off The Job - Editor: We see that this is the second annual report on social media use in the workplace from Proskauer’s International Labor & Employment Law Group. What prompted a second survey? Ornstein: Proskauer conducted a second survey on social media use …

It is always good to stay apprised of recent news surrounding social media, particularly how lawyers, attorneys, and other legal professionals are using social media as well as what they are saying. I hope you find this weekly installment of the previous week’s news related to social media and the law to be helpful, informative, and, in certain cases, entertaining. Let’s hope for some more good and interesting news in December!

My thanks to Google NewsBing News, and other news outlets for helping me find and share these stories.

About Tyson Snow

Tyson B. Snow is a partner at Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss, LLC, in Salt Lake City. He is considered an expert on social media law, particularly social media law's impact on the workplace and employment. His practice involves all areas of federal court litigation with an emphasis in employment litigation, commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation, including trademark disputes, cybersquatting, copyrights, and other technology related issues. He also frequently litigates in Utah’s state district and appellate courts. Email: tsnow@padrm.com Twitter: @tysonESQ

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