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December 28, 2011

Experts: Twitter Account Case May Blaze New Trails In Social Media Law | CNN

twitter-logo-1#legal #law #cnn #twitter #socialmedia According to Laurie Segall and Julie Cannold 2011, “Who, exactly, owns your Twitter account? It’s a potentially complicated question when an account is used both professionally and personally. Now a case regarding whether a Twitter account belongs to a company or its former employee has raised questions about the use of the social media phenomenon.

PhoneDog, a website devoted to all things mobile products and services, sued former employee Noah Kravitz for $340,000, according to the complaint filed in US District Court in the Northern District of California.

The lawsuit, which was filed in July, alleges that Kravitz’ continued use of a Twitter account he was “given use of” while employed with PhoneDog was a misappropriation of trade secrets and damaged the company’s business, goodwill, and reputation.” Read more > http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/27/tech/lawsuit-who-owns-twitter-account/index.html