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Vol 22 No 7 July/August 2017

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The Legal Challenges of Social Media

Edited by:  David Mangan, Lorna E. Gillies

ISBN13: 9781785364501
Published: June 2017
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00



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Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. However, social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide?

This book engages with the legal implications of social media from both public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law, in various legal sub-disciplines and with varying success, has endeavored to adapt existing tools to social media. The expert contributors use a range of perspectives to investigate the intersection between law and social media and to provide insights into the challenges the legal community currently faces.

The book explores key topics such as public and private law implications, the gap between the lay and legal understandings of social media, the conflict of laws regarding social media, and the individual rights associated with social media. This timely study of a complex and ever-changing area of law will be of interest to legal scholars, students and practitioners as well as to those studying or researching media and journalism.

Subjects:
Internet Law, Media and Entertainment Law
Contents:
Foreword Sir Edward Garnier QC
1. Introduction David Mangan & Lorna E. Gillies
2. Mapping the rule of law for the internet Andrew D. Murray A. Public order in a virtual space
3. Crime and communication: do legal controls leave enough space for freedom of expression Jacob Rowbottom
4. Press regulation in a converging environment Ian Walden
5. Contempt of court and new media Daithi Mac Sithigh
6. Social media: it is not just about Article 10 Lorna Woods B. Private law responses to social media
7. What is a joke? Mapping the path of a speech complaint on social networks Emily B. Laidlaw
8. Social media, sporting figures and the regulation of morality Robin D. Barnes and Paul Wragg
9. Post-mortem social media: law and Facebook after death Edina Harbinja
10. Social media in the workplace David Mangan
11. An unwholesome layer cake: intermediary liability in English defamation and data protection law Andrew Scott C. Cross border regulation of virtual space
12. Getting the balance right: human rights in residual jurisdiction rules of English courts for cross-border torts via social media Lorna E. Gillies
13. Choice of law in defamation and the regulation of free speech on social media: nineteenth century law meets twenty-first century problems Alex Mills
Index