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Judge ‘Very Impressed’ by Live Tweeting From Courtroom

Judge 'Very Impressed' by Live Tweeting From Courtroom

A Nova Scotia judge is welcoming Twitter into his courtroom with open arms.

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FIFA Doesn’t Want To See The World Cup In Your Twitter Avatar

FIFA Doesn't Want To See The World Cup In Your Twitter Avatars

FIFA is cracking down on Twitter users who want to express their love of the World Cup by using its copyright logo or emblems as their avatar.

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Photographer Wins Landmark $1.2M Lawsuit Against Companies That Took His Twitter Photos

Photographer Wins Landmark $1.2M Lawsuit Against Companies That Took His Twitter Photos

A freelance photo-journalist has made a tidy sum, thanks to a jury ruling in his favor on Friday. The issue at hand? Copyright over photos he posted to Twitter.
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Grenada Makes It A Criminal Offense To Insult Someone Online

Amanda Bynes might want to watch herself, especially if she takes her Twitter tirades abroad.

The eastern Caribbean island of Grenada has passed a law that makes it a criminal offense to insult someone online.

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Will Twitter’s Dublin Headquarters Open It Up To Libel Lawsuits?

If you check out Twitter’s recent job openings, you’ll see quite a few international openings posted. Everything seems hunky dory, right?

Well, Twitter’s European headquarters in Dublin may come with a cost they didn’t expect.

We wonder if they can hear the water rushing toward them?

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Controversial NYPD Twitter Feed Vindicated As Convicted Criminals Reoffend

The New York Police Department’s 76th Precinct Captain Jeffrey Schiff had a novel and controversial idea: tweeting pictures of convicted criminals when they were released.

The tweets didn’t last long as he was criticized for the practice by higher-ups.

But guess what? Two of the career criminals whose photos he shared have already reoffended since the December 2012 tweets were sent. Looks like Captain Schiff was on to something.

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Executives Beware: The S.E.C. Doesn’t ‘Get’ Twitter

Do the executives at your company know that if they tweet about recent (and especially, pending) company transactions on Twitter, they could be violating securities laws?

Although we know that just 18% of CEOs use social media, you should still be aware – just in case.

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Want To Join Police On A Tweetalong?

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a police officer? Now you can join them on the Internet’s version of a ridealong – a Tweetalong. There’s one happening tomorrow, actually.

Not every precinct offers these, of course. But we figure they’ll have no choice in the future when we’re all strapped into our virtual reality machines experiencing “reality” via a surrogate. Oh like we aren’t thisclose to it happening now?

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Twitter Follower Suit Settled; Highlights Need For Clear Account Ownership Guidelines

Last November we told you about a tech news site suing a former employee for $340,000 to compensate them for the 17,000 followers he took with him after leaving his post.

Well, it appears the the tech company did NOT prevail, so businesses really need to create social media guidelines detailing who owns what – and they need to do this now.

And the fact that this made it to court should be enough for anyone tweeting for work to sit up and take note.

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UK Politician Lord McAlpine To Sue 10,000 Twitter Users In Historic Lawsuit

It’s already been well established that you can be sued for what you tweet. But a UK politician is taking this logic to the extreme and suing over 10,000 Twitter users for tweeting and retweeting libelous claims that he was involved in a sex abuse scandal. If the lawsuit hits the courts, it will be the largest in UK history in terms of the number of defendants.
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