Jon Garon, Legal Implications of the Metaverse

Legal Strategies for the Metaverse and the Evolving Media Landscape

Here is information on a recent ABA Business Law Section Cyberspace Committee presentation. I have attached the slide deck and link to the draft paper. This program will explore 2021’s significant changes to streaming, gaming, and online social engagement with an emphasis on the rapid growth of virtual reality, augmented reality, and the implications of […]

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Thought on the Legal Strategies for the Metaverse

I will be presenting a 90-minute talk on the legal implications of a metaverse and how the potential for the next phase of virtual worlds will be substantially different than those of Second Life and the earlier efforts. The program will be presented at the American Bar Association, Business Law Section Cyberspace Committee Jan. 19, […]

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Instagram revelations are not new, but Facebook’s duplicity has been highlighted

On September 14, 2021, the Wall Street Journal exposed internal reports of Facebook, the parent company for Instagram, that demonstrated the continuing harm to some of its adolescent users – even as the company’s CEO was testifying before Congress that no such harms existed.[1] According to the Wall Street Journal story, internal reports provided damning […]

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Moving Beyond Facebook, FTC order Probe of Social Media Sites over COPPA and other Advertising Practices

The FTC and the attorneys general across the nation have suddenly awakened to the ongoing monopoly issues driven by the monopoly power of Google and Facebook. Expanding on the actions already underway against Google, the FTC has now issued an investigative order under Section 6(b) of the FTC Act. The FTC is seeking information specifically […]

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Facebook Pushes Forward with App Integration

Campaign trails converge with economic realities to recognize the need to manage megamergers Last year the New York Times reported that the FTC had been making initial efforts to enjoin Facebook from technically integrating the communications platforms it acquired through merger, enabling regulators or Congress an opportunity to revisit the appropriateness of these mergers. The […]

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