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Social Media Law in a Nutshell by Social media has transformed how the world communicates. Its impact has been felt in every corner of our society including the law. Social Media Law in a Nutshell is a wide-ranging look of how the social media transformation has impacted various legal fields. From marketing to employment to torts to criminal law to copyright and beyond, virtually every legal field has been changed by social media. By looking at high level concerns and example cases, Social Media Law in a Nutshell attempts to give practitioners exposure to social media issues and concerns so they can better advise clients and approach the new social media world with their legal eyes opened to new and old risks alike. This book can also serve as a text for law professors looking to expose law students to the burgeoning area of Social Media Law.
Call Number: KF390.5.C6G37 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-22
TechLaw Institute 2017: The Digital Evolution by "Prepared for distribution at the TechLaw institute 2017 : the digital evolution, San Francisco and live webcast, March 6-7, 2017; New York City, March 29-30."
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2017-03-31
Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers by "This handbook deals with social media laws and related governance principally in the United States (including a separate chapter on records management within the context of social media), while providing the reader with ample coverage of key global regions, including Canada, the European Union, Australia, and Asia."--
Call Number: KF390.5 C6 H36 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Digital Justice by Improving access to justice has been an ongoing process, and on-demand justice should be a natural part of our increasingly on-demand society. What can we do for example when Facebook blocks our account, we're harassed on Twitter, discover that our credit report contains errors, or receive anegative review on Airbnb? How do we effectively resolve these and other such issues?Digital Justice introduces the reader to new technological tools to resolve and prevent disputes bringing dispute resolution to cyberspace, where those who would never look to a court for assistance can find help for instance via a smartphone. The authors focus particular attention on four areasthat have seen great innovation as well as large volumes of disputes: ecommerce, healthcare, social media, and labor. As conflicts escalate with the increase in innovation, the authors emphasize the need for new dispute resolution processes and new ways to avoid disputes, something that has beenignored by those seeking to improve access to justice in the past.
Call Number: K564.C6 K38 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-06
The Social Media Marketing Blueprint for Lawyers by Have you thought about marketing your professional services on social media, but didn't know how to begin? Did you think: I already have a personal profile on Facebook and my account on LinkedIn, should I use those? Do I really need to know about Twitter and Instagram, or are those just for kids? Dipping your toes into the social media waters can be an overwhelming step for many professionals, especially when you consider the ethical issues involved with advertising and the need for constant vigilance for reputation management in the digital age. Practicing attorney and social media enthusiast, Anthony Marrone, sought to solve those problems for his own law practice, and in doing so wrote a book, which draws together his research and provides concrete examples of how to use social media in your law practice. In exploring the social media field he quickly realized there is not a lot of guidance to attorneys for using these platforms as marketing tools. The books covers a wide-range of topics and there are actionable steps that the novice and the expert social media user can utilize to generate an increased following on any social media platform. Likewise, the book can be used as a manual for solo practitioners who may have a general law practice or a niche, or by big firm legal marketers looking to gain an edge on their competitors by helping their firm generate top-notch social media content. Some of the things you’ll learn include: * Creating unique and engaging content for all social media platforms; * Establishing a social media plan to consistently and regularly market your practice; * Complying with all ethical rules and regulations while getting ahead of your competition using the latest industry trends. Whether you are a social media novice, or consider yourself an expert looking to pick up the newest techniques and trends, learn how to market yourself and your law firm using ethically appropriate social media marketing strategies proven successful by some of the biggest companies in the world.
Call Number: KF320.I57 M3 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-20
McGrady on Social Media by This must-have resource provides a framework to help you understand important questions in this rapidly-evolving area of law. It covers the impact of various laws on social media, such as copyright and communications, to aid the creation of social media policies.Designed to provide an appreciation for the various issues raised by social media, this publication presents practical insight into the specific ways that certain platforms address those issues. The fairly broad scope of issues and platforms will serve as a starting point for research and also for the "quick answers" to recurring questions raised by clients.Written for the busy practitioner, chapters contain Practice Notes setting out important take-aways and practical implications.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: Updated
Call Number: KF390.5.C6R87 2016
Publication Date: 2015-11-20
The Idealist by A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society—and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons—from Slate correspondent Justin Peters. Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free exchange of information and creative content online. He committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted by the government for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from a nonprofit online database. From the age of fifteen, when Swartz, a computer prodigy, worked with Lawrence Lessig to launch Creative Commons, to his years as a fighter for copyright reform and open information, to his work leading the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), to his posthumous status as a cultural icon, Swartz’s life was inextricably connected to the free culture movement. Now Justin Peters examines Swartz’s life in the context of 200 years of struggle over the control of information. In vivid, accessible prose, The Idealist situates Swartz in the context of other "data moralists" past and present, from lexicographer Noah Webster to ebook pioneer Michael Hart to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the process, the book explores the history of copyright statutes and the public domain; examines archivists’ ongoing quest to build the “library of the future”; and charts the rise of open access, copyleft, and other ideologies that have come to challenge protectionist IP policies. Peters also breaks down the government’s case against Swartz and explains how we reached the point where federally funded academic research came to be considered private property, and downloading that material in bulk came to be considered a federal crime. The Idealist is an important investigation of the fate of the digital commons in an increasingly corporatized Internet, and an essential look at the impact of the free culture movement on our daily lives and on generations to come.
Call Number: ZA3270.P47 2016
Publication Date: 2016-01-12
The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks by Virtual worlds are the latest manifestation of the internet's inexorable appetite for development. Organisations of all kinds are enthusiastically pursuing the commercial opportunities offered by the growth of this phenomenon. But if you believe that there are no laws which govern internet social networks and virtual worlds this book will persuade you otherwise. There is law, and a good deal of it. Why would there not be? As with many other aspects of the world wide web, this new medium is unregulated and offers many opportunities for companies to damage their reputation, run into a whole host of problems relating to intellectual property, trade marks and copyrights, and compromise the rights of individuals participating within the virtual environment. By reading The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks you will gain a good understanding of the legal issues which govern this expanding and fascinating world - are you ready for the leap from internet plaything to meaningful social and business tool? The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks is an essential reference for advertising and media agencies; television broadcast producers; academic institutions including university law, knowledge and information departments. In fact, it has been written for anyone interested in virtual worlds and social networks whether commercially because you want to explore the possibilities such environments present, or for academic curiosity.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-03-03
Information Doesn't Want to Be Free by "Filled with wisdom and thought experiments and things that will mess with your mind.” -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow’s Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This is a book about the pitfalls, and the opportunities, creative industries (and individuals) are confronting today--about how the old models have failed or found new footing, and about what might soon replace them. An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next.
Call Number: KF3020.D63 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-24
Social Media Law by Social Media Law examines social and new media issues through the lens of law and policy. With the recent explosion in social networking and the use of social media and new media, it is essential for attorneys and law students to understand the trends in these new platforms when advising clients of the potential risks and pitfalls of social media and social networking use. In six comprehensive sections copyright and fair use, freedom of speech, business law, in the courtroom, privacy, and cybercrime Social Media Law addresses the current and pressing issues in this dynamic area of law. If you are even remotely involved or interested in the legalities of social media you need this exhaustive textbook "
Call Number: KF390.5.C6F87 2013
Publication Date: 2014-08-07
Media and Public Shaming by The media today are frequently in conflict with people in the public eye - be they politicians and celebrities - over the disclosure of private information and behaviour. Historically, journalists have had latitude to 'name and shame' malfeasance of public officials and criminal behaviour, but disputes are increasingly emerging over disclosure of non-criminal personal behaviour, family issues and sexual orientation, leading commentators to question what information can really be described as being in the 'public interest'. In this book, leading academics, commentators and journalists consider the extent to which privacy is warranted for activities outside the scope of their professional lives or when disclosure reveals duplicity related to reputations, brands, images and public personas built and conveyed through media by political and celebrity figures.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2013-06-30
Social Media As Evidence by For lawyers, the proverbial "smoking gun document" of the pre-internet era has given way to the "smoking gun tweet." In recent years, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media channels have become an evidentiary gold mine for impeaching witnesses and undermining a company's litigation position. Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques will assist any lawyer who encounters social media in their daily law practice.
Call Number: KF8947.5.B75 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Regulating Social Media by Convergence, participatory culture, multimedia technologies, and social media platforms are creating new communicative opportunities that fundamentally influence citizenship and journalism. Social media present a staggering breadth of legal and ethical matters to consider. The limits and laws of free expression in this new media landscape are beginning to emerge both domestically and internationally, causing us to ask the following questions: How do we conceive of privacy? Should the law protect citizen journalists? How do social media affect ethical obligations of journalists and public relations professionals?<BR> These are just a few of the issues raised by the new social media landscape. Myriad standards of professional ethics command compliance in order for various media industries to function. Scholarly researchers of social media have not yet focused on the rights of expression and ethical obligations of the new media environment.<BR> This volume will address the scope and nature of this developing environment of expression with chapter topics ranging from privacy, cyber-bullying, and harassment to defamation, intellectual property rights, and online safety.
Call Number: KF390.5 .C6R44 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-31
Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn by Privacy, Due process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology engages with the rapidly developing computational aspects of our world including data mining, behavioural advertising, iGovernment, profiling for intelligence, customer relationship management, smart search engines, personalized news feeds, and so on in order to consider their implications for the assumptions on which our legal framework has been built. The contributions to this volume focus on the issue of privacy, which is often equated with data privacy and data security, location privacy, anonymity, pseudonymity, unobservability, and unlinkability. Here, however, the extent to which predictive and other types of data analytics operate in ways that may or may not violate privacy is rigorously taken up, both technologically and legally, in order to open up new possibilities for considering, and contesting, how we are increasingly being correlated and categorizedin relationship with due process - the right to contest how the profiling systems are categorizing and deciding about us.
Call Number: Electronic Book
Publication Date: 2013-05-22
Social Media and the Law by In the past few years, more and more individuals and companies have been using social media in every aspect of their personal lives and corporate existences, from keeping up with families and friends for individuals to product research and understanding customer preferences by business entities. PLI s Social Media and the Law helps you understand the legal environment and helps you mitigate the risks of using the many new social media platforms. In Social Media and the Law you ll learn: The privacy issues presented by social networking sites and what steps users can take to maintain their privacy and limit unwanted third-party access to personal information What copyright issues are raised in the developing social media world, such as who owns and who can use user-generated content on social media sites The opportunities, and trademark risks, of promoting your brand through social media Best practices for social media communication to avoid defamation and other tort liability The unique employment and workplace issues that are raised by and through the use of social media, both by employees and human resources departments How the basic rules of disclosure in advertising apply to advertisements appearing in social media, including the Federal Trade Commission s most recent guidance updates How the federal regulation of unsolicited commercial email applies to social media platforms When social media use involves crimes and evidence, and impacts criminal prosecution How social media can and should be considered in creating a civil litigation discovery plan In a separate chapter on regulated industries, Social Media and the Law discusses the unique issues faced by such industries as: Financial services Broker/dealers Pharmaceutical providers Essential reading at a time when the legal issues are still evolving, Social Media and the Law minimizes the risk of litigation and other issues while maximizing your comfort level in using the many powerful tools now available through social media platforms."
Call Number: Electronic Book
Publication Date: 2013-11-07
Copyright and Popular Media by Copyright governance is in a state of flux because the boundaries between legal and illegal consumption have blurred. Trajce Cvetkovski interrogates the disorganizational effects of piracy and emerging technologies on the political economy of copyright in popular music, film and gaming industries.
Call Number: K1420.5.C84 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-22
Social Media and Local Governments by Social media offers tremendous opportunities in the public sector. Governmental entities can use it to communicate with the public, interested stakeholders, and each other. The promise of greater transparency and public participation, however, is not without risk. Local governments must consider the reliability and source of posted information, professional ethical obligations, and a host of other legal issues. Social Media and Local Governments provides practical information to government attorneys and officials in their use of social media in the government context. The authors provide concrete examples of how communities across the country implement social media; explore First Amendment issues, Sunshine Laws, and copyright and privacy concerns, among other legal considerations; examine public employee usage of social media, whether at or away from the workplace; and explore ethical issues faced by public officials. The book concludes with sample social media policy forms and a checklist for creating and implementing a new social media policy.
Call Number: KF5300.S265 2013
Publication Date: 2013-12-07
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2017 Survey Report: Attorney at Work Social Media Marketing Survey
An excellent report on Social Media being used effectively as a tool for outreach. It covers firm-wide social media policies and practices, by Jaffe and Associates
This guide is about lawyers using social media more effectively. It includes best practices for law firms and a detailed discussion on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter.
An ABA Techreport that covers blogging and social media used by lawyers.