Legal aspects of web 2.0 and social networking JISC Legal

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JISC Legal examines the legal issues of using Web 2.0 and social networking in the UK higher and further education sectors. For more information please see: www.jisclegal.ac.uk.

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    1. 1. Legal Aspects of Web 2.0 and Social Networking 26 Feb 2010
    2. 2. Hello! <ul><li>Jackie Milne JISC Legal Service </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>0141 548 4939 </li></ul><ul><li>www.jisclegal.ac.uk </li></ul>
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    4. 4. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Learner/user generated content </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies –innovation, creation, communication and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Internal and external tools – e.g. myspace, facebook, youtube, wikis, delicious, pageflakes, blogger, Twitter </li></ul>
    5. 5. Sign of the Times <ul><li>A growing trend of social network services (SNS)&quot; is the &quot; shift from &quot;Web 2.0 for fun&quot; to Web 2.0 for productivity and services&quot; </li></ul>
    6. 6. WHERE are the legal issues? <ul><li>Hosting Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Using others’ Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Asking users to use Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Staff using Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Usual Suspects <ul><li>Intellectual property law </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility law </li></ul><ul><li>Liability issues </li></ul><ul><li>Data protection issues </li></ul>
    8. 8. Some typical questions <ul><li>What rights do I have when I contribute to a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we collect personal data for marketing or advertising purposes? </li></ul><ul><li>What about YouTube? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we minimise liability? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Some typical questions <ul><li>Can we be liable for what staff put up on social networking sites? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we be liable for what students put up on social networking sites? </li></ul>
    10. 10. JISC Legal Web 2.0 Toolkit <ul><li>What about social networking tools for disabled users? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do if a student puts up risky video about the college/library? </li></ul>
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    12. 12. Law Playing Catch Up <ul><li>Blogging (anonymity) </li></ul><ul><li>Defamation (actual knowledge) </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying (Houghton) </li></ul><ul><li>Harassment (legislation) </li></ul><ul><li>Equality Act </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>www.web2rights.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.jisclegal.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ Newsletter.aspx </li></ul>Some Useful Resources

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