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Will Using a Social Media Hashtag Really Make You Legally Liable to Delta Airlines (or Any Company for that Matter)?

It appears that on or about December 20, 2017 Delta Airlines updated their SkyMiles Program Rules to include a section entitled "User-Generated Social Media Image Rights" whereby you would grant a very broad license for use of your image simply by using the hashtag #SkyMilesLife and/or #DeltaMedallionLife on your social media channel. By tagging photos [...]

By | 2018-08-27T11:21:57+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Copyright, Instagram, Social Media|2 Comments

Facebook Branded Content Policy Update March 30 2017

Facebook Branded Content Policy Update - March 2017 On March 30, 2017, the Facebook Branded Content Policy was quietly updated (again). The most significant change is that now only Pages or profiles with access to the Branded Content Tool (BCT) are permitted to post branded content. These are significant changes to both the original policy, which I wrote about when [...]

By | 2018-08-27T10:52:06+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Blogging, Facebook, FTC Disclosure, Social Media|8 Comments

Facebook Branded Content Policy – Update

On October 26, 2016, the Facebook Branded Content Policy was quietly updated. The most significant change was the addition of Verified Profiles to those who can use the Branded Content Tool. But there are a few small changes to the original policy, which I wrote about when the policy was introduced. Facebook Branded Content Policy Update [...]

By | 2018-09-01T14:35:28+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Facebook, FTC Disclosure, Social Media|1 Comment

Facebook Branded Content: What Marketers and Influencers Need To Know

UPDATE: On October 26, 2016, Verified Profiles were added to the Facebook Branded Content Policy, allowing those with a Verified Profile to utilize the Branded Content Tool. Throughout April (2016), the new Facebook Branded Content Policy was introduced to allow those with a Verified Page to post specific types of content. Branded content is not new to [...]

By | 2018-08-27T10:52:04+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Facebook, FTC Disclosure, Social Media|7 Comments

Facebook Update – Like Gating For Promotions To End November 5, 2014

Update for Facebook Promotions Running your sweepstakes or contest on Facebook may look different come November 5, 2014. In announcing updates to the Graph API, Facebook Software Engineer Harshdeep Singh included the Platform Policy changes in a post on the Facebook Developer Blog on Thursday August 7, 2014. While this is a more technical change [...]

By | 2014-08-08T15:02:18+00:00 August 8th, 2014|Blogging, Facebook, Giveaways, Social Media|9 Comments

Legal Implications of Facebook Promotion Guidelines

On August 27, 2013, Facebook made sweeping changes to its Promotion Guidelines for Businesses. It's been over 2 years since the last updates to the Facebook Promotion Guidelines. The changes today may significantly change how businesses run promotions on the social network. What are the changes to the Facebook Promotion Guidelines? And how do they [...]

By | 2013-08-28T06:00:39+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Facebook, Giveaways, Social Media|28 Comments

Facebook Promotion Guidelines Updated May 2011

This week, on May 11, 2011, Facebook made some sweeping changes to their promotional guidelines. The Facebook promotion guidelines are much shorter, but still pack a punch. As such, I wanted to highlight the changes.  To see the prior iteration of the guideline, check out my Blog Law post about the prior Facebook promotion guidelines. [...]

By | 2011-05-13T04:00:02+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Facebook, Giveaways, Social Media|37 Comments

Facebook Promotion Guidelines

UPDATE: Facebook changed their promotion guidelines on May 11, 2011. This post reflects information regarding promotion guidelines prior to that date. I have provided an update to Facebook promotion guidelines. Technically, Facebook promotions and giveaways are not a legal issue. However it has come up quite a bit so I figured it's an important topic. [...]

By | 2018-08-27T10:52:01+00:00 April 1st, 2011|Business Law, Facebook, Giveaways, Social Media|13 Comments