CLBR #191: Heather Antoine on The Wild West of Social Media

CLBR #191:  Heather Antoine on The Wild West of Social Media

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Celebrity Endorsements and the FTC Guidelines

HeadshotThe Updated Federal Trade Commission Endorsement Guidelines attempted to clarify what rules govern endorsements on social media.  How effective has that been?

Heather Antoine is the founder and owner of Antoine Law Group. Heather is a Los Angeles native whose practice is focused on Internet and Business law and litigation. Prior to founding Antoine Law Group, Heather practiced employment, health care and consumer law. Heather obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, in Diplomacy and World Affairs with a concentration in the Comparative studies of Africa and the Middle East, and received a minor in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies.  Heather obtained her Juris Doctorate from Whittier School of Law in Costa Mesa, California, where she received a Dean’s Merit Scholarship and was a Public Interest Law Foundation Grant recipient.

And Don’t Miss – “Lions, Tigers and Friends: Social Media Case Review”, with Francine Ward, Bennet Kelley and Heather Antoine at California Bar Annual Meeting (October 9 – Anaheim).

News, Shout Outs Etc

Good Job HostingCon

Great show and interesting panels – particularly with CLBR alum David Snead.

The Snowden Problem

White House responds to petition to pardon Snowden:

If he felt his actions were consistent with civil disobedience, then he should do what those who have taken issue with their own government do: Challenge it, speak out, engage in a constructive act of protest, and — importantly — accept the consequences of his actions. He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers — not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he’s running away from the consequences of his actions.

We live in a dangerous world. We continue to face grave security threats like terrorism, cyber-attacks, and nuclear proliferation that our intelligence community must have all the lawful tools it needs to address. The balance between our security and the civil liberties that our ideals and our Constitution require deserves robust debate and those who are willing to engage in it here at home.

Happy Birthday May Be Public Domain After All

New evidence suggests was in public domain before copyrighted.

The Least Popular Dentist Since “Marathon Man”

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