Faruki Blog

What is the 1 Thing Every Online Marketer Should Know?

Sure, every advertiser knows to tell the truth.  But, like so many things, when it comes to social media people seem to forget the basics.  As the.. Read More

Federal Circuit Finds "Offensive" Trademarks Are Protected by the First Amendment

As many of us were celebrating the holidays and ringing in the New Year, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals was busy overturning thirty years of.. Read More

Recap: Ohio State Bar Association Law & Media Conference 2015

This past Friday, October 16, 2015, the Ohio State Bar Association hosted its annual Law & Media Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  Faruki Ireland & Cox.. Read More

Can Parties Use Social Media to Provide Class Notice?

Looks like it.  Courts are becoming more tolerant of social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, being used to assist with the class.. Read More

Michigan State Ordered to Disclose Suspect's Information Redacted from University Police Incident Reports

Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from.. Read More

Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015),.. Read More

First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory.. Read More

Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that.. Read More

SCOTUS Side-Steps First Amendment Issue in Long-Awaited Elonis Case

Intent matters. On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit's decision and held that online comments cannot be.. Read More

Erin Rhinehart Full Interview with 700WLW’s Mike McConnell

FIC Partner Erin Rhinehart discussed women and negotiation on 700WLW's Mike McConnell show this morning. Click this link to listen to the full.. Read More