Category Archives: Ethics Opinions

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Oracle v. Google: The Social Media Research Ban

In a verdict handed down Thursday, May 26, 2016, jurors found that Google’s use of basic elements of the Java programming language to build its Android mobile operating system was a fair use under federal copyright law. While this is an important case in the fair use/copyright milieu, an earlier order by Judge Alsup is nearly as important to those following juror social media research issues - not just because of the substance of the order, but also because the court may have ...


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Summary of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee Formal Opinion 127: “Use of Social Media for Investigative Purposes”

In September 2015, the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee (Committee) issued Formal Opinion 127 - Use of Social Media for Investigative Purposes - to address the conflicting ethical opinions from various jurisdictions about how to apply the establi

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