Lawsuits Over Journalist Twitter Accounts May Become More Common
from Columbia Journalism Review
The claims are serious. Misappropriation under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Stored Communications Act, and the Virginia Computer Crimes Act. Conversion and breach of fiduciary duty. All because a sports reporter took his Twitter account with him when he left his newspaper.
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