Staying legal: the law surrounding Web2.0

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Covers the legal considerations associated with the use of Web2.0, including intellectual property, accessibility, liability and data protection.

Delivered by Jason Miles-Campbell, JISC Legal Service Manager.

Part of Enterprise, engagement and new communication: Web2.0 in the library, which was organised by CILIP in Scotland (CILIPS) and took place 2 Jul 2009.

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Staying legal: the law surrounding Web2.0

  1. 1. Staying Legal The law surrounding Web 2.0 2 July 2009
  2. 2. Hi! • Jason Miles-Campbell JISC Legal Service Manager • jason.miles-campbell@jisclegal.ac.uk • 0141 548 4939 • www.jisclegal.ac.uk 2
  3. 3. Where are the legal issues? • Offering Web 2.0 tools • Using others’ Web 2.0 tools • Asking / requiring use of tools • Staff using Web 2.0 tools 3
  4. 4. What are the legal issues? • Intellectual property law • Accessibility law • Liability issues • Data protection issues 4
  5. 5. Intellectual Property • Copyright, moral rights… • Copyright in collaborations • Copyright in third party material 5
  6. 6. Accessibility Law • DDA • Disability Equality Duty • Teaching materials • Core library materials 6
  7. 7. Liability Issues • Negligence • IPR-infringing content • Defamation • Harassment • Confidentiality • Data security 7
  8. 8. Data Protection • Data Protection Act – eight DP Principles • ‘Compulsory’ use of tools by staff – personal privacy • Disclosure of third party data 8
  9. 9. How to mitigate legal risk • Tutor policies and user policies • Ensure clear user guidance • Don’t assume user knowledge • Don’t ignore – liability isn’t virtual 9
  10. 10. Some typical questions • What can we do with other people’s stuff on Web 2.0 sites? • Can we link to what we like? • Who owns the copyright when a number of people contribute to a wiki? 10
  11. 11. Some typical questions • Can we be liable for what staff put up on social networking sites? • Can we be liable for what students put up on social networking sites? 11
  12. 12. Some typical questions • What about Web 2.0 tools for disabled students? • What can we do if a student puts up embarrassing video about the college? 12
  13. 13. Resources JISC Legal: • Web 2.0 documents, esp. Web 2.0 and the Law for IT Support Staff Web2rights: • Useful flowcharts 13
  14. 14. Your questions 14
  15. 15. www.jisclegal.ac.uk info@jisclegal.ac.uk 0141 548 4939 15
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