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  • 1. Social Media and IP by Poorvi Chothani , Esq. LawQuest www.lawquestinternational.com September 3, 2011
  • 2. Areas of concern
    • Ownership
    • Copyright
    • Trademarks
    • Defamation
  • 3. Copyright
    • What is copyright? – monopolistic right of use and ownership against the rest of the world in an artistic or literary work.
    • The content creator is the owner of the posts if the content is “original.”
  • 4.
    • Can you Facebook status or a Tweet merit copyright protection?
    • Depends.
    • Single versus a compilation.
  • 5.
    • Twitter grants ownership to content creator but automatically obtains a license for unlimited reuse of the Tweets.
  • 6. Copyright Violations
    • Twitter and copyright violations.
    • Facebook has tools to help protect your copyrights and has a similar policy as Twitter for violations.
  • 7. Intellectual Property Rights And Employers
    • Copyright Law
    • Contracts
  • 8. Social Media and Trademarks
    • Infringement
    • Impersonation
    • Parody
    • Name Squatting
  • 9. Defamation
    • A false published statement that causes harm or defamation per se
    • Examples of Defamatory Statements on Social Media:
      • Landlord suing tenant for making negative comments about the rented premises
      • Hotel guest making negative comments about the quality of hotel rooms and bugs
      • Vodafone user’s case
    • What about endorsements?
  • 10. LawQuest’s Areas of Practice
    • Commercial Transactions and Business Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Data Protection and Privacy Law
    • Wills and Trusts
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Security and Banking Law
    • Global Immigration Law - India, US and UK
    • Legal Services for the Financial Sector
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  • 11.
    • Thank You

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