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Posted on in Entertainment/Labor Law/Social Media/Volume VI

The Necessity of Child Influencer Laws Amongst a Monetized Content Society

By Sophie Zarkesh Introduction As we mindlessly scroll through our social media platforms, one thing is certain: children are everywhere.  Instagram Reels and TikTok’s of babies giggling and children falling flood our feeds.  On other social media platforms, like YouTube, family channels who film the daily lives of their kids and teenagers are amongst some of the… Keep Reading

Corporate Governance and Twitter’s Demise: The Revlon Rule in Focus

By Sharifa Hurt I. Introduction The legal rules of corporate governance are necessarily in place to discourage corporate greed and corruption. The situation in which corporate actors operate in self-interest at the cost of their shareholders’ demise is hardly an uncommon circumstance, and often has devastating outcomes. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, defrauded investors out of… Keep Reading

Posted on in Government/Public Policy/Social Media/Volume V

Celebrity Endorsements and Partnerships for Marketing Purposes

By Elizabeth Lee I. Introduction Ever since advertising first began, companies have utilized celebrities’ fame and power to market their products. In doing so, companies can reach larger audiences and tap into extensive networks of loyal fans. With the rise of social media and platforms like Instagram and TikTok, companies have taken a greater interest… Keep Reading

M&A: Twitter and Elon Musk

By Lauren Dickstein I.          Introduction: About M&A Mergers and acquisitions, commonly known as M&A, refers to the process of combining different companies through buying and selling.[1] While M&A transactions take place in various forms or “deal structures,” they all involve the transfer of ownership of part or all of a business.[2] For example, a company… Keep Reading

The Effects of the GameStop Market Disruption

by Marquis Cardwell The GameStop market disruption has exposed the strength of self-directed investors and the power of online forums, which will force investment institutions to adapt their strategies to the rapidly growing market forces. This market disruption was spurred by r/wallstreetbets, a Reddit forum that actively targets stocks that have a possibility of exploiting… Keep Reading

Posted on in Social Media/Technology/Volume II

Don’t Copystrike This Article: How YouTube’s System for Handling Copyright Continues in Contention with Its Creators

By Krisha Mae Cabrera YouTube creators Ethan and Hila Klein, together known as “h3h3,” have over 6.2 million subscribers on their main channel “h3h3Productions,” 2.1 million subscribers on their secondary  “Ethan and Hila” channel, and an additional 1.8 million subscribers for their podcast channel.[1] The creators attribute their rise to fame to their parodies, skits,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Cybersecurity/Social Media/Technology/Volume I

The Digital Gold Rush

By Johnson Fu  Personal information holds economic value incentivizing private companies to collect information on customers. Many businesses—from grocery chains, to investment banks, to the United States Postal Service—employ a “predictive analytics” department that investigates a consumer’s shopping habits in order to uncover information they then use to target their advertising.[1] But problematic in this… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Social Media/Technology/Volume I

Instagram Influencer Contracts: How FTC Regulations Have Spurred a Growing Legal Industry

By Alexandra Howerton   Imagine that a company sends teenagers free products to promote on their social media accounts. The teenagers, happy to receive free goods, post pictures on Instagram, tagging the company and captioning the pictures: “Check out my new stuff! #loveit =).” The next month, the company and the teenagers find out they are… Keep Reading

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