All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New Jersey’

NJ Supreme Court: Journalists’ Shield Law Doesn’t Apply to Message Boards

A very interesting ruling came out of the Supreme Court in New Jersey, seemingly drawing a line between “journalistic” channels and other information channels. Where that line is exactly, is not entirely clear. It’s even more interesting when you consider that social media has played such an enormous role in news in the last several years (a trend that only …

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Crying YouTube Star Has His Wish Granted To Be Governor [VIDEO]

Go ahead and file this story in the “feel good news” category. Jesse Koczon, who came into fame when crying about being too young to be governor, has had his wish fulfilled. Governor Christie, signed a proclamation on Wednesday which made Koczon honorary governor of New Jersey for the day. The story begins during the election in 2009. Jesse’s parents …

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Addressing The Problem Of Bullying On Facebook

Yesterday, Tony Orsini, my son’s middle school principal sent a blunt letter to all parents telling us that we should ban social networks for our middle school children. I was unsure whether it was acceptable for me to print the latter when I got it, but our New York CBS TV station had a headline today, "NJ Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking" in which it prints the whole letter. You should read it for yourself. I respect Tony, but he’s wrong on this one.

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New Jersey Considers Legalizing Online Gambling

A newly proposed law in New Jersey would allow residents there to gamble online via websites run by the state’s casinos in Atlantic City.

The bill was introduced into the New Jersey senate by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), who also introduced a separate bill which calls for New Jersey residents to vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow state-regulated sports wagering in Atlantic City casinos, and to state residents via an intra-state Internet gambling system.

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New Jersey Law Seeks Monitoring Of Social Networks

The New Jersey State Legislature is considering a bill that would force social networking sites to monitor posts that are offensive or face legal action.

If the bill is enacted it would likely have little impact on sites like Facebook or MySpace since the Federal Communications Decency Act protects sites from lawsuits based on users posts.

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Ticketmaster Agrees To Change Online Sales Policy

Ticketmaster has reached an agreement with the state of New Jersey about how it handles online ticket sales after complaints from users about how it redirected them to its reseller site TicketsNow and charged them up to 50 times the face value for Bruce Springsteen tickets.

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New Jersey Bans Net Access For Sex Offenders

No elected official is going to vote against something called "the KIDS Act," especially when it aims to curb sex offenders’ access to children online. It’s like voting against anti-kitten-punting legislation. In a perfect policy world, though, lawmakers would not just agree on terms, but would also address limitations.

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Facebook Subpoenaed Over Sex Offenders

At first glance, this looks bad: New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram has subpoenaed Facebook and asked that the social network identify registered sex offenders who have become members.  Depending on what happens, “bad” could become an understatement.

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