St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony Larussa filed in May a lawsuit against Twitter, claiming that the company’s allowance of the username “TonyLaRussa” was a violation of his rights. In particular, LaRussa claimed that the account and its use constituted a violation of his trademark rights, misappropriation of his name and likeness, and an invasion of his privacy. Legal observers opined that these types of claims were an odd fit for the circumstances and, more importantly, a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act contains a provision that shields publishers of user data against liability for such publication. While the […]

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