/* ---- Google Analytics Code Below */

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Ownership Issues Behind Social Networks

On the legal issues behind social networking. I have thought about this when I look at the list in my Linkedin network. Who owns these when I collected many through relationships at a former employer? Who owns our networks? Expect a much longer and largely incomprehensible agreement to sign when using Linkedin in the future:

" ... Do you connect with your former co-workers on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter? Of course you do -- everybody does. You move from job to job every few years, and your former co-workers are a valuable network for the next job lead.

So it's perfectly ordinary for Brelyn Hammernik to have connected with her former colleagues on LinkedIn when she left her job as a recruiter for TEKsystems, a Maryland IT staffing firm. But TEKsystems sued her, charging she violated the noncompete provision of her employment contract by soliciting her former co-workers on LinkedIn ... "

No comments: