Law2sm’s Recap 01/29/17 – Interesting Stories Related to Cyber-bullying

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Welcome to our monthly recap of interesting stories relating to Cyber-bullying. These stories cover many issues including: protecting kids against online threats; mean memes; cyber-bullying laws in NJ; Missouri & CA; effects of cyber-bullying on children; apps & cyber-bullying; bullies of the virtual world; and more.

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this past month. We originally send them out through our twitter account @l2cyberbullying, so follow us to get them as we find them. Some of the links below can only be accessed by our Twitter handle. But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a recap. Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting. Just share in the comments below.

 

Law2sm’s Monthly Recap 01/28/17 – Stories Relating to Social Media & the Law

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Welcome to our monthly recap of stories relating to Social Media and the Law. This month recap’s stories cover many issues including: new federal law protects consumers’ right to post negative reviews online; the future of FCC, FTC & privacy under the new administration; navigating social media during a divorce; new generation of robots at CES 2017; social media & fake news social media harassment, digital rights & connectivity; and more.

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this month. We originally send them out through our twitter account @law2sm, so follow us to get them as we find them. But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a recap. Some have the links that will take you to their original sources, whether Mashable, Lexology, and/or others. For others you have to go to our Twitter handle @Law2sm to get. Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting this time around. Just share in the comments below. Have a great week!

Law2sm’s Recap 09/01/16 – Interesting Stories Related to Cyber-bullying

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Welcome to our monthly recap of interesting stories relating to Cyber-bullying. These stories cover many issues including: October is anti-bullying month; teen safety on the Internet; digital citizenship week; 200 prosecutions under the new revenge porn laws; cyber-bullying guide; bullying stats on the rise; don’t feed the trolls & other tips; beware of toxic apps; cyber safety tips; and more.

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this past month. We originally send them out through our twitter account @l2cyberbullying, so follow us to get them as we find them. Some of the links below can only be accessed by our Twitter handle. But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a recap. Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting. Just share in the comments below.

Law2sm’s Monthly Recap 09/01/16 – Stories Relating to Social Media & the Law

Heart outline with words relating to social media in the center

Welcome to our monthly recap of stories relating to Social Media and the Law. This month recap’s stories cover many issues including: National Cyber Security Month highlights social media security issues; ballot-selfies law struck down; social media inlfuences causing legal issues; send a tweet, get fired; FTC’s first case on native ads; social media & defamation; Dropbox hack; social media policy checklist; and more.

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this month. We originally send them out through our twitter account @law2sm, so follow us to get them as we find them. But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a recap. Some have the links that will take you to their original sources, whether Mashable, Lexology, and/or others. For others you have to go to our Twitter handle @Law2sm to get. Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting this time around. Just share in the comments below. Have a great week

Film Review: Terms and Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions May Apply Film Poster

On September 22, 2016 the Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Terms and Conditions May Apply” at Emory University in Atlanta (http://www.technologybar.org/events/tacma).

The synopsis of the film reads: “TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY explores the intent hidden within these agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from you and the consequences that result from clicking “I accept.””

As one side of my practice focuses on online legalities in the digital world I decided to go and see what it was about. First I will say it was interesting. Second I will say it was disappointing. As I sat there I was wondering why it doesn’t seem like they dealt deep enough – something is missing. And then when I looked up the film I figured it out – the film came out in 2013, which means it was filmed in end of 2012. So what was missing? Everything regarding Snowden and his whistleblowing, SONY, Target and other data breach hacks, and the current political and legislative environment regarding online privacy. The premise was good but the content did not prove timeless. Watching it with over 4 years of hindsight behind me I kept finding myself updating what was being displayed on screen (in my mind and notes) and wishing it would hurry up and get to its point.

There were a few gems I managed to record – because I was really, really looking for some tidbits to share since this film is old and so much has changed.

Have you seen this documentary? What year did you see it if you did? What was your reaction to it? If you haven’t just click on this link to view it for free. https://freedocumentaries.org/documentary/terms-and-conditions-may-apply

 

For a limited time when Game Station had an update the license agreement said they “could claim your immortal soul.” Not many people found that because not many people read the license agreement. 

Online privacy laws that were to go into effect died because of the 9-11 attack and have not been passed yet.

 The filmmaker (Cullen Hoback) called himself a “digital rights advocate” as he connects these online terms of use with government survellience.

 Privacy is a fickle thing – you have nothing to hide until you do.

Who is watching the watcher?