Wait, I Take That Back… - Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
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Wait, I Take That Back…

Wait, I Take That Back…

Have you ever posted something on social media, and then immediately wished that you could take it back? Of course you have. Now in California, teenagers may be getting that chance. A new bill, SB-568, recently signed by the governor of California, stipulates that social media sites allow kids under 18 to permanently erase any of their posts. However, the bill is unclear about how it will treat posts that have been copied and reposted or ‘retweeted’ by a third party. There is also the significant complication that it is not necessarily within the power of social media sites to have any say over posts that are saved on independent sites. The lesson kids, as always- once you post something online, chances are it can be found online forever. Read more here.

Eric Small

Eric Small is a second year Fordham law student and staff member of the Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. His interest in Sports and Media law comes from his unhealthy love of sports and devotion to the New York Giants and Islanders. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and bad TV.