Video Sharing App Vine Hit with Takedown Notice from Prince—Blaine Bettinger

By | LXBN | April 12, 2013

It was only a matter of time. Every social network encounters these headaches, particularly social networks built around video. As the title gives away, video sharing app Vine, owned by Twitter, was issued a DMCA takedown notice by representatives of recording artist Prince. Joining me to explain what happened and offer his thoughts on why we must balance copyright holders’ rights with incentivizing creativity is Blaine Bettinger, attorney with Bond Schoeneck & King and author on the Higher Education IP Law Report

When an Employer’s Social Media “Encouragement” Becomes an Overtime Wage Violation

“Social media law” is all the rage these days, and it’s not hard to see why: employers across the country are desperate to use social media to promote their brands or to rid themselves of undesirable employees, as the case may be. 2012 was the first year that really produced anything like a solid body of law to be analyzed as the first wave of social media lawsuits produced court opinions and a handful of legislatures began to address the issue.