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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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How Do Family Law Attorneys Use Social Media For Evidence? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s not all fun and games when it comes to tweeting and pinning. Using social media has legal implications – especially if you’re going through a messy divorce.

Family law attorneys have found social media to offer a wealth of information on adulterous spouses and lying exes. Here’s how social media evidence can make or break a divorce case.
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Canadian Law Changed To Allow Tweeting Of Election Results

A new Canadian law has been put in place to allow citizens to discuss election results on Twitter or blogs before all the polls close across the country.
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Twitter Subpoena Reveals Boston PD Is After User Information

It appears as though Twitter has ignored request from the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk Massachusetts District Attorney’s office that a subpoena for user information be kept under wraps.
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How Are Law Firms Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It must be tricky to navigate the public, open waters of social media when your entire job revolves around the law. After all, judges, lawyers and the like are still working out how to treat journalists tweeting from within courtrooms, libelous tweets and more.

A new study shows that law firms are a bit reluctant to fully embrace social media, although they do have a clear favorite when it comes to their network of choice.
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52 Percent Of Twitter Users Do Not Consider Legal Implications Of Their Tweets [STUDY]

Did you know you stand the chance of being sued for what you tweet? Don’t let this scare you away from the network altogether, but do understand that there are implications beyond simply getting retweets when you post something to Twitter.
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Is It Cyberstalking To Tweet 8,000 Times Telling Someone To “Go Kill Yourself”?

The courts are going to have to decide whether a man’s 8,000 inflammatory, angry and distressing tweets sent to a Buddhist leader are considered cyberstalking or part of the First Amendment. But the case is far from black-and-white.
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Scottish Bill Would See Jail Time For Sending Threats Via Twitter

It all started with football (or soccer, for us North Americans), as so much in the UK does. A Scottish bill that is currently going through parliament would see to it that people posting threatening or offensive messages on Twitter would see a maximum jail time of up to 5 years.
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Twitter Joins Long List Of Companies Opposing California Privacy Bill

Twitter has added its voice to a long list of tech companies that have shouted a resounding “no way!” at California law makers who proposed a privacy bill that would specifically target social networks. The companies submitted a formal letter of opposition to the bill, which included arguments that it was unconstitutional, it would damage the economy, and it would negatively impact social network users.
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Twitter Users Flaunt Canadian Law Against Tweeting Election Results

Last night’s Canadian election results were supposed to remain hush-hush until all of the polls had closed, according to a dated law in Canada’s Elections Act – but that didn’t stop hundreds of Twitter users from tweeting the results ahead of the poll closures, potentially risking a $2,500 fine each.
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