Publish and (don’t) be damned!   Jon Bloor Lees Solicitors LLP – August 2010
THE IRON DUKE TWEETS:-
SOCIAL MEDIA – THE BENEFITS
SOCIAL MEDIA – THE CURVE Tweet graph  © 2010  Twitter, Inc   http://twitter.com/blog
YIN AND YANG Yin and Yang  ©  GreenFalconKnight  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Faded_Blue_and_Red_Yin_Yang.jpg
COPYRIGHT
COPYRIGHT – WHAT IS PROTECTED? “ literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works”   “ sound recordings, films or broadcasts”...
COPYRIGHT – OTHER REQUIREMENTS “ Originality”   “ Expression of ideas” Reel to Reel image © ~Nixdorf  http://commons.wikim...
COPYRIGHT – INFRINGEMENT “ Copying” “ storing by electronic means” “ making available electronically” “ Authorising - Newz...
COPYRIGHT – LICENSED TO REUSE? Creative Commons Logo ©  http://www.creativecommons.org   “ Fair dealing?”
DEFAMATION
DEFAMATION – THE BASICS “ tends to lower a person in the estimation of right-thinking members of society”   “ untrue state...
LIBEL OR SLANDER? Speech Bubble ©  http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothymorgan/75288771/
LOCATIONAL LIBEL
IMPERSONATION  Cartoon © Rob Cottingham / Noise 2 Signal 2010  http://robcottingham.ca/cartoon
SOCIAL MEDIA - CRIMINALS
PAUL CHAMBERS – TWITTER BOMB HOAX  Extract from Communications Act 2003 ©  Crown copyright reproduced under license from  ...
SOCIAL MEDIA CRIME – THE LEGISLATION Protection from Harassment Act 1997 Representation of the People Act 1983   Communica...
BLOGS – COMMENTS AND MODERATION
BLOGS – COMMENTS AND MODERATION Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002 “ Hosting Immunity” “ Knowledge”  “ Expeditiously”
DIGITAL ECONOMY ACT
DIGITAL ECONOMY ACT http://yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk
IF YOU ONLY REMEMBER ONE THING
DON’T FORGET TO WAIT What Am I Typing?
Publish and (don’t) be damned! <ul><li>@Beej777 on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonbloor </li></ul...
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Publish and (don't) be damned. Social media and the law.

  1. 1. Publish and (don’t) be damned! Jon Bloor Lees Solicitors LLP – August 2010
  2. 2. THE IRON DUKE TWEETS:-
  3. 3. SOCIAL MEDIA – THE BENEFITS
  4. 4. SOCIAL MEDIA – THE CURVE Tweet graph © 2010 Twitter, Inc http://twitter.com/blog
  5. 5. YIN AND YANG Yin and Yang © GreenFalconKnight http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Faded_Blue_and_Red_Yin_Yang.jpg
  6. 6. COPYRIGHT
  7. 7. COPYRIGHT – WHAT IS PROTECTED? “ literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works” “ sound recordings, films or broadcasts” Death by typography image © ~Gcore http://gcore.deviantart.com/art/Death-by-Typography-46884415
  8. 8. COPYRIGHT – OTHER REQUIREMENTS “ Originality” “ Expression of ideas” Reel to Reel image © ~Nixdorf http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reel-to-reel_recorder_tc-630.jpg
  9. 9. COPYRIGHT – INFRINGEMENT “ Copying” “ storing by electronic means” “ making available electronically” “ Authorising - Newzbin”
  10. 10. COPYRIGHT – LICENSED TO REUSE? Creative Commons Logo © http://www.creativecommons.org “ Fair dealing?”
  11. 11. DEFAMATION
  12. 12. DEFAMATION – THE BASICS “ tends to lower a person in the estimation of right-thinking members of society” “ untrue statement” “ published” “ identifies the claimant”
  13. 13. LIBEL OR SLANDER? Speech Bubble © http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothymorgan/75288771/
  14. 14. LOCATIONAL LIBEL
  15. 15. IMPERSONATION Cartoon © Rob Cottingham / Noise 2 Signal 2010 http://robcottingham.ca/cartoon
  16. 16. SOCIAL MEDIA - CRIMINALS
  17. 17. PAUL CHAMBERS – TWITTER BOMB HOAX Extract from Communications Act 2003 © Crown copyright reproduced under license from http://www.opsi.gov.uk
  18. 18. SOCIAL MEDIA CRIME – THE LEGISLATION Protection from Harassment Act 1997 Representation of the People Act 1983 Communications Act 2003 Terrorism Act 2000 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
  19. 19. BLOGS – COMMENTS AND MODERATION
  20. 20. BLOGS – COMMENTS AND MODERATION Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002 “ Hosting Immunity” “ Knowledge” “ Expeditiously”
  21. 21. DIGITAL ECONOMY ACT
  22. 22. DIGITAL ECONOMY ACT http://yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk
  23. 23. IF YOU ONLY REMEMBER ONE THING
  24. 24. DON’T FORGET TO WAIT What Am I Typing?
  25. 25. Publish and (don’t) be damned! <ul><li>@Beej777 on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonbloor </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.peninsulawyer.com (Law, technology and social media) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ipadlawyer.co.uk (Lawyers and iPads) </li></ul>Publish and (don't) be damned © 2010 Jon Bloor licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative Works 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ ) Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.peninsulawyer.com .

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