Most-Viewed on JD Supra: October 2012


[Video: #14 on this month’s list, a recent issue of Bloomberg Law’s Weekly Brief]

Legal issues surrounding digital media figure large in this month’s list of most-viewed updates, blog posts, videos, and other content on JD Supra: social media protections (and the occasional lack thereof), real disputes in virtual worlds, the Google Books settlement, EU cookies, and more. However, among this collection of well-read publications you’ll also see a timely interest in the latest supreme court cases, global compliance issues, employment laws, environmental protection, and more.

From some of the finest lawyers and firms writing today, for your reference:

  1. The Law of Using Images from the Web on Your Blog – Looper Reed
  2. New California Law Gives Employees and Job Applicants Greater Social Media Use Protections – Wilson Sonsini
  3. Employee’s Facebook Posting Not Protected Activity, Says NLRB – Ballard Spahr
  4. The NLRB Upholds Employer-Friendly Ruling in First Decision Involving Firing Over a Facebook Posting – Manatt
  5. Electronic Arts v. Zynga: Real Dispute Over Virtual Worlds – Fenwick & West
  6. Employer Takeover of Employee’s LinkedIn Account Does Not Violate Federal Computer Hacking Law, Question of Ownership Remains – McNees
  7. Google Settles Long-Running Copyright Dispute with Book Publishers – Foley Hoag
  8. Social Media for Lawyers or How I Built a National Law Practice using Social Media – The Rosenbaum Law Firm
  9. Dracula, Greg Smith and Goldman Sachs – Thomas Fox
  10. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act | Did the Ninth Circuit Blow It? – Downs Rachlin Martin
  11. An Employer’s Guide for Selecting Retirement Plan Financial Advisors – The Rosenbaum Law Firm
  12. What Do Yoga Poses and Big Data Have in Common? – MoFo Tech
  13. Impact of the EU Cookie Directive on US Companies – Carr McClellan
  14. [Video] Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers – Bloomberg Law
  15. Export Control Violations: Man on Trial for Taking His Laptop to China – Miller Canfield
  16. New EC Communication: Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe – McKenna Long
  17. [Video] Call Me Maybe? Legal Parody – Allen Matkins
  18. Social Media Policies in the NLRB’s Crosshairs – Littler
  19. The 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Term: Business Cases to Watch – Skadden Arps
  20. [Video] Opinion Release 12-01 – Is a Royal Family Member a Foreign Official under the FCPA – Tom Fox
  21. New California Employment Laws Signed by Governor Brown – Manatt
  22. NLRB Strikes Down Employee Handbook Language and Issues First Social Media Decision – Morgan Lewis
  23. FTC Proposes Updates to Children’s Online Privacy Law – Sheppard Mullin
  24. To Encrypt Email or Not to Encrypt Email? Practical Answers to a Question That Is Surprisingly Complex – Poyner Spruill
  25. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Chevron’s Appeal re $18 Billion Ecuador Contamination Case – Lewis and Roca LLP

For your viewing pleasure, here’s #17 on this month’s list, a fun video parody from California-based Allen Matkins. The video was produced for the firm’s 35th anniversay attorney retreat:

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Previously:

Most-Viewed on JD Supra: Sept 2012

Most Viewed on JD Supra: Aug 2012

Most-Viewed on JD Supra: July 2012