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IPR,Copyrights & Content Ownership in Social Media


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IPR,Copyrights & Content Ownership in Social Media

  1. 1. Social Media and IP by Poorvi Chothani , Esq. LawQuest September 3, 2011
  2. 2. Areas of concern <ul><li>Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Trademarks </li></ul><ul><li>Defamation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Copyright <ul><li>What is copyright? – monopolistic right of use and ownership against the rest of the world in an artistic or literary work. </li></ul><ul><li>The content creator is the owner of the posts if the content is “original.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Can you Facebook status or a Tweet merit copyright protection? </li></ul><ul><li>Depends. </li></ul><ul><li>Single versus a compilation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Twitter grants ownership to content creator but automatically obtains a license for unlimited reuse of the Tweets. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Copyright Violations <ul><li>Twitter and copyright violations. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook has tools to help protect your copyrights and has a similar policy as Twitter for violations. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Intellectual Property Rights And Employers <ul><li>Copyright Law </li></ul><ul><li>Contracts </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Media and Trademarks <ul><li>Infringement </li></ul><ul><li>Impersonation </li></ul><ul><li>Parody </li></ul><ul><li>Name Squatting </li></ul>
  9. 9. Defamation <ul><li>A false published statement that causes harm or defamation per se </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Defamatory Statements on Social Media: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landlord suing tenant for making negative comments about the rented premises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel guest making negative comments about the quality of hotel rooms and bugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vodafone user’s case </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What about endorsements? </li></ul>
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