Court requires fired social media employee to return usernames and passwords

Intellectual property law is notoriously bad at keeping up with the technology it is supposed to govern, particularly where the internet is concerned. As a result, business people (and the lawyers who advise them) must be especially careful to cover every possible contingency in agreements governing their online intellectual property or risk falling into the gaps in the protection offered by existing law. Recently, these issues have begun to surface in cases involving the ownership of social media content, which traditional intellectual property law struggles to address.

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