WELCOME  SOCIAL MEDIA USERS   @MKSINGHLAW
GENERAL LEGAL CONCERNS  WHEN ENGAGING IN  SOCIAL MEDIA @MKSINGHLAW
Defamation : Statement of fact + published to a third person + the statement is false and defamatory + of or concerning th...
<ul><li>TORTS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intrusion of Privacy; Publication of Private Facts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
NEGLIGENCE:  Do you have a Duty of Care?   Leaking of Proprietary or Confidential Info Misappropriation of Trade Secrets B...
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Who owns the copyright? Who owns the rights if you hire someone to promote your business through soc...
TRADEMARK Creating Confusion Over a Brand Confusing Users About Your Relationship to a Trademark Twitter Parody vs. Tradem...
ONLINE ADVERTISING FTC Guidelines Truthful and Not Misleading Disclose Relationship (if any)  @MKSINGHLAW
Final Thought Everything you tweet, post, blog, Facebook, etc. can and will be used against you in a court of law.  @MKSIN...
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Social media And the Law

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Created for MSFT Alum and SMCSeattle Social Media 101 event at UW on Sept 16, 2010.

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  1. 1. WELCOME SOCIAL MEDIA USERS @MKSINGHLAW
  2. 2. GENERAL LEGAL CONCERNS WHEN ENGAGING IN SOCIAL MEDIA @MKSINGHLAW
  3. 3. Defamation : Statement of fact + published to a third person + the statement is false and defamatory + of or concerning the plaintiff + there is damage to plaintiff’s reputation Defense : Truth, Opinion and Fair Comment (Court looks to context and medium) @MKSINGHLAW
  4. 4. <ul><li>TORTS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intrusion of Privacy; Publication of Private Facts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interference with Business Relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fraud/Misrepresentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress </li></ul></ul></ul>@MKSINGHLAW
  5. 5. NEGLIGENCE: Do you have a Duty of Care? Leaking of Proprietary or Confidential Info Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Breach of Contractual Obligations Non Disclosure Agreements @MKSINGHLAW
  6. 6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Who owns the copyright? Who owns the rights if you hire someone to promote your business through social media? Does a tweet or status update meet the threshold for copyright protection? @MKSINGHLAW
  7. 7. TRADEMARK Creating Confusion Over a Brand Confusing Users About Your Relationship to a Trademark Twitter Parody vs. Trademark Infringement @MKSINGHLAW
  8. 8. ONLINE ADVERTISING FTC Guidelines Truthful and Not Misleading Disclose Relationship (if any) @MKSINGHLAW
  9. 9. Final Thought Everything you tweet, post, blog, Facebook, etc. can and will be used against you in a court of law. @MKSINGHLAW

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