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Social Media and the Law: A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals (eBook)

Edited by: Daxton Stewart

ISBN13: 9781136284519
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Flickr allow users to connect with one another and share information with the click of a mouse or a tap on a touchscreen-and have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields.

But as rapidly as these services have grown in popularity, their legal ramifications aren't widely understood. To what extent do communicators put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits when they use these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks?

How can an entity maintain control of intellectual property issues-such as posting copyrighted videos and photographs-consistent with the developing law in this area? How and when can journalists and publicists use these tools to do their jobs without endangering their employers or clients?

In Social Media and the Law, eleven media law scholars address these questions and more, including current issues like copyright, online impersonation, anonymity, cyberbullying, sexting, and WikiLeaks. Students and professional communicators alike need to be aware of laws relating to defamation, privacy, intellectual property, and government regulation-and this guidebook is here to help them navigate the tricky legal terrain of social media.

Subjects:
Media and Entertainment Law, eBooks
Contents:
Introduction Chip Stewart
1. Defamation Derigan Silver
2. Privacy & Terms of Service Woodrow Hartzog
3. Copyright & Trademark Kathy Olson
4. Commercial Speech and Federal Regulations Courtney Barclay
5. Government Information & Leaks David Cuillier
6. Student Speech Dan Kozlowski
7. Obscenity, Cyberbullying & Sexting Amy Kristin Sanders
8. Social Media in the Courtroom Cathy Packer
9. Free Speech Boundaries Jennifer Henderson
10. Social Media Policies for Journalists Chip Stewart
11. Social Media Policies for Strategic Communications Holly K. Hall