Articles Tagged with Instagram

On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 42 attorneys general filed a lawsuit against Meta in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, alleging that Facebook and Instagram are designed to exploit and manipulate youth and teens in harmful ways.


Posted in: Consumer Law, Privacy

The D.C. Circuit found that states suing the parent company of Facebook over acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp had waited too long to contest these transactions.


On Friday, September 9, 2022, photographer Robert Barbera sued Miley Cyrus in federal court for copyright infringement related to Cyrus posting one of Barbera's copyrighted photos to her Instagram account.


The Kids Online Safety Act would require online platforms to give children and their parents greater control over their experience and personal data.


The tech giant and the luxury designer are alleging claims based on breach of contract and intellectual property infringement.


The Arizona Board of Regents is suing in federal court to shut down an Instagram account that uses ASU trademarks in spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.


On Thursday, April 25, 2019, Facebook, Inc.  and Instagram, LLC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Social Media Series Limited, a New Zealand company, and three other individual defendants for selling fake engagement services to Instagram users. The complaint alleges that the defendants sold fake likes, views, and followers to Instagram users as a service. Facebook and Instagram suspended the defendants' accounts and then warned them formally, in writing, to notify defendants that they were violating Instagram's Terms of Use and Community Guidelines. The defendants continued to violate Instagram's Terms of Use and Community Guidelines, which resulted in the lawsuit.


On Monday, March 6, 2018, Blackberry Limited filed a complaint for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., and WhatsApp Inc.


Posted in: Patent Law