I thought I’d explore some of the legal themes that have emerged from this #HummingbirdGate story even though the story has since developed further and doesn’t seem to be quite what everyone assumed it was in the first place. Two major legal themes are copyright infringement and unlawful competition.
What happens when an employee who controls your company’s Twitter account leaves for a competitor, taking the Twitter account with him? This question seems to come up now and then in US employment law cases and the latest is the case of gadget blog PhoneDog and its erstwhile employee, Noah Kravitz. According to Ars Technica’sContinue reading “When ex-employees take your Twitter followers away from you”