Reading Group: Law and Social Media

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WED 3:45 - 5:35 pm TNH 3.127

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Social media has revolutionized how we share, consume, and interact with all forms of digital content. These changes brought by social media touch on all aspects of our life—including our legal system. This course will discuss the spectrum of legal topics being impacted by social media: marketing, intellectual property, employment, privacy, free speech, and fund raising. You will also explore the role that lawyers in law firms and within organizations face when addressing these changes and the emerging risks. From Facebook to Pinterest, Foursquare to Quora, Instagram to Snapchat. We will explore how these platforms are changing our application of existing laws. The objective of this short course is to introduce students to the social media legal issues and the methods being used by attorneys to address these risks and how to identify the next area of social media that will challenge our existing legal norms.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Social Media Law in a Nutshell *
Ryan Garcia & Thaddeus Hoffmeister
West Academic Publishing , edition: 1ST
ISBN: 978-1634593540


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Date Updated
02/05/2020 Exam information updated