From David Meerman Scott: At many organizations, the legal department is heavily involved in marketing and communications initiatives, frequently requiring every blog post and press release to be vetted by a lawyer. In some extremes, corporate legal eagles even forbid employees from starting a blog or participating on Twitter and Facebook at work. This problem can be so pervasive that I know people who call the legal department the "communications prevention department." I've found that the restrictions come down to two factors: ignorance of social media and a lack of trust in employees. · Go to When lawyers stupidly get in the way of marketing →