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Social Media Law

Social Media Law : Nextpoint’s Case Law Sampler

Social Media Law : Nextpoint’s Case Law Sampler 1000 678 Jason Krause

Think social media case law is only for special cases? Are you still wondering if it applies to your practice? In the past couple of years, social media evidence has become central to more and more matters, including all kinds of civil and criminal cases. We’ve seen more clients using our products to collect social…

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Why Social Media Archiving is Now a Lawyer’s Duty

Why Social Media Archiving is Now a Lawyer’s Duty 150 150 Jason Krause

This week a case in Florida has been getting a lot of attention when a state appeals court last week threw out an $80,000 settlement between a Miami prep school and a former headmaster. The reason?  The former headmaster’s daughter boasted about it to her friends on Facebook. “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,”…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Social Media-Addicted Clients Out of Jail

5 Tips to Keep Your Social Media-Addicted Clients Out of Jail 150 150 Jason Krause

Nicholas Emond says he is a misunderstood young man. Emond, aka “Sin Demon” says he is not a criminal, but has been unfairly maligned for his tattoos and general appearance. However, he chose the wrong way to defend himself- by commenting on his own wanted poster on Facebook. Emond was wanted for a relatively minor…

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Social Media Archiving Gets Serious

Social Media Archiving Gets Serious 150 150 Jason Krause

In an era of NSA revelations, it’s easy to make jokes that the government has a copy of every phone call or email. But it is actually close to the truth. The National Security Administration is tracking social media connections, and according to Facebook’s recent report on government requests, the company received 11,000-12,000 requests from American agencies in first…

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Social Media and eDiscovery: Anatomy of a Tweet

Social Media and eDiscovery: Anatomy of a Tweet 508 381 Jason Krause

This is the third in a three-part series explaining the role of social media and website evidence in litigation. Part One focused on understanding the rules for authenticating social media. Part Two walked through the tests used to authenticate digital evidence in court.  Litigating in the age of social media is like trying to solve a…

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5 Steps to Authenticate Social Media, Email, Texts and More

5 Steps to Authenticate Social Media, Email, Texts and More 150 150 Jason Krause

This is the second in a three-part series explaining the role of social media and website evidence in litigation. Part One focused on understanding the rules for authenticating social media. Part Three will look at the practical issues in authenticating digital evidence. Every lawyer wants a smoking gun – that one piece of hard, irrefutable evidence…

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The Rules for Authenticating Social Media in eDiscovery

The Rules for Authenticating Social Media in eDiscovery 150 150 Jason Krause

This is the first in a three-part series explaining the role of social media and website evidence in litigation. Part Two provides a straightforward, 5-step guide to authenticating and entering social media evidence into litigation. Part Three will look at the practical issues in authenticating digital evidence. The U.S. Court system has had a long…

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Social Media Archiving: Someone is Saving Your Social Media. Shouldn’t You?

Social Media Archiving: Someone is Saving Your Social Media. Shouldn’t You? 150 150 Jason Krause

Social media only seems vaporous. You may not remember posting that photo from your bachelor’s or bachelorette party, but it’s out there. And no one in your company may remember that social media campaign from a few years ago, or Tweets your marketing department made for a long ago product launch. But someone on the…

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Why You Must Archive Website Content

Why You Must Archive Website Content 150 150 Jason Krause

Digital historians everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. The first web page in the history of the Internet has been found. You can see the page in all its hypertext glory or see a small screen-capture below. Just look at all those font sizes! The story of the first web page is that Tim Berners-Lee…

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Social Media Discovery: 8 Ways Social Media Gets Lawyers in Trouble

Social Media Discovery: 8 Ways Social Media Gets Lawyers in Trouble 150 150 Jason Krause

We get it. Social media is not something most lawyers think about every day. According to the most recent ABA Legal Technology Survey Report, only 11 percent of attorneys use Twitter professionally. But as social media is now central to more and more matters, lawyers need to think about the ways Facebook, Twitter, and other sites…

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