Are parents now liable for what their kids post to Facebook? According to a recent decision in the Georgia Court of Appeals, they are.
In September, we blogged on the successful opposition by Facebook to a trade mark registration in Australia for ‘Friendbook’.
Facebook refers four times more traffic to websites than its next closest social media competitor, Pinterest.
One More Reason for Parents to Freak Out About Facebook: They Might Be Liable for What Their Kids Put On There!
As if it weren’t enough that all good ‘Muricans had to be very afraid of The Ebola, ISIL, the repeal ofthe Second Amendment by Executive Order, being able to get affordable health insurance or having other people be able to marry their choice of mates, now they have to be afraid of being liable for texts or for libelous stuff that their offspring cut and paste on the Facebook.
It’s not often insurance coverage is reported on around the world. But when Facebook and Apple announced their decision to start covering egg freezing for people with uteruses that’s exactly what happened.
Within the recent past, the success rates and popularity of conceiving a child through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (“ART”) have increased significantly. Technological advances now make it possible for genetic materials to be frozen and preserved for decades, before being thawed for use in the conception of children.
New York Family Court Magistrate Allows Unprecedented Service of Process Via Facebook; Will Others Follow?
In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family court official—recently permitted a father seeking to modify his child support payments to serve process on the child’s mother by sending her a digital copy of the summons and petition through her Facebook account.
As I’ve said before, it amazes me what people will put on their Facebook (and other social media) pages. Many users, particularly Gen-X’ers, Y’ers, and millienials (and my crazy teenagers), tend to think of Facebook as being a private conversation (with 500 of their dearest friends).
In the recent decision of CEP, Local 64 v Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, 2013 CanLII 87573, a Newfoundland arbitrator found that comments posted on an employee’s Facebook page constituted sufficient grounds for dismissal.
In addition to unveiling the new iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, also recently announced that the approximate 500 million iTunes users would also be receiving a free digital copy of U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence. The album would be automatically downloaded and appear in each user’s iTunes library without the person having to do anything.