The Profits and Perils of Twitter
Twitter can definitely be a great way to spread the work about you and what you do, but we wouldn't be lawyers if we didn't think about liability, right? Well, it just so happens that Twitter is starting to generate some interesting legal questions, and a host of practical questions as well.
The possibility of liability for defamation is obvious, but law firms and companies also face the possibility of disclosing confidential information or even committing securities fraud. The Utah Attorney General even inadvertently announced his candidacy for a US Senate seat on Twitter.
San Francisco-based firm Howard Rice Nemerovski Cannady Falk & Rabkin has assembled a nice litany of potential Twitter landmines that anyone, and definitely any attorney, interested in using Twitter should be sure to check out.
More on Legal Issues Related to Twitter and Other Social Media (Legal Blog Watch)
Courtney Love sued for Twitter defamation (Reuters)
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