Company Social Media Accounts — Who Owns Those Twitter Followers? – Forbes

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The latest legal issue regarding social media use in the workplace is that of employee versus employer ‘ownership’ of company social media accounts.

Mike Ellsworth‘s insight:

A point of law yet to be completely settled is who owns company social media accounts. You’d think this issue would be simple, but what if you hire an industry expert to tweet for you? When you part ways, who owns the followers (contacts) and relationships.


This article doesn’t solve the problem but does a good job of outlining the issues.


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