Interesting Reads -- November '09
A partial list of interesting reads from the past month or so:
- The Law of Social Media: Glenn Manishin has a series of essays on the legal issues raised by social media ("The Law of Social Media").
- Do Employers Own Social Content Created by Employees?: Jeremiah Owyang has a post on this issue ("Your Company May Own Your Tweets, Pokes, and YouTube Videos"), with comments from Lisa Borodkin. What I want to know? Who owns the underlying relationships formed by employees through social media?
- Spammy Advertising on Facebook: An interesting guest post on TechCrunch on this topic: "How to Spam Facebook Like a Pro: An Insider's Confession"
- Privacy Class Actions: Wendy Davis @ MediaPost: "Are Consumers Being Stiffed in Privacy Case Settlements?" N.D. Cal. judge rejects proposed settlement in class action involving TD Ameritrade data breach.
- Online Communities: From Wired: "The Assclown Offensive: How to Enrage the Church of Scientology". Very interesting article on the dynamics of the ongoing battle between 4chan and Scientology.
- Sanford Wallace: Word to the Wise: "While I hate to actually say 'Sanford Wallace changed my life,' it's not that far from the truth"
- California: Threat Level: "Schwarzenegger Flips Off Lawmakers in Hidden Message"
- Blogging: Simple Justice: "Blogging is Alive, And Aggravating"
- Lawyers: Vanity Fair (Bryan Burrough): "Marc Dreier's Crime of Destiny"... $380mm stolen through fake paper, embezzled escrow funds, etc.
- Licensing Agreements: WSJ: "Lawyerese Goes Galactic as Contracts Try to Master the Universe"
- Social Networking: Seth Godin: "Dunbar's Number Isn't Just a Number, It's the Law" ("the typical human being can only have 150 friends")
- Law Firms: ATL: "Quinn Emanuel Believes in 'C.B.A.' (Check Blackberry Always)" ... good response here.