Embedding Social Media Videos on Your Website? – Court Case Says Get Permission from Copyright Owner First

Broadcast Law Blog

We’ve written before over the controversy as to whether embedding pictures or video served by a social media site on your website negates the need to get explicit permission from the copyright owner for that use.

New Ethics Principles Call for Proficiency in Technology, Caution in Social Media, for Canadian Judges

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This revised version, produced after four years of work that included receiving input from the public, is the first to include guidelines related to judges’ use of technology and social media. to use caution in their use of social media, and cautioning, in Comment 4.B.2,

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Marmor on Privacy in Social Media @CornellLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Andrei Marmor, Cornell Law School, has published Privacy in Social Media as Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. This paper is about the state of privacy in social media.

Langos and Babie on Social Media, Free Speech, and Religious Freedom @Adel_Law_School

Media Law Prof Blog

Babie, both of the University of Adelaide School of Law, have published Social Media, Free Speech and Religious Freedom at 20 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion 239 (2021). Social media Colette Langos and Paul T.

Fordham Law Democracy Clinic Reports on Improving Communication with Public Officials on Social Media: Proposals for Protecting Social Media Users' First Amendment Rights @FordhamLawNYC

Media Law Prof Blog

Fordham Law Democracy Clinic Reports has published Improving Communication with Public Officials on Social Media: Proposals for Protecting Social Media Users’ First Amendment Rights.

Crews on The Case Against Social Media Content Regulation@wayne_crews

Media Law Prof Blog

Competitive Enterprise Institute, has published The Case against Social Media Content Regulation: Reaffirming Congress’ Duty to Protect Online Bias, 'Harmful Content,' and Dissident Speech from the Administrative State as CEI, Issue Analysis 2020, no. Clyde Crews, Jr.,

Fagan on Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities in the European Journal of Law and Economics.

Defining Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Wildman, Michigan State University; Quello Center, have published Social Media Definition and the Governance Challenge: An Introduction to Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, and Steven S.

Retailer Reminder: FTC Releases Guidance for Social Media Influencers

New Media and Technology Law

With the online shopping season in full swing, the FTC decided that online retailers might benefit from a reminder as to the dos and don’ts for social media influencers. Thus, the FTC released a new guide, “ Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers ,” that reiterates its repeated position about the responsibility of “influencers” to disclose “material” connections with brands when endorsing products in online posts.

Fagan on Two-Sided Social Media and Bad Faith Political Speech @EDHEC_BSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Two-Sided Social Media and Bad Faith Political Speech in volume 29 of Research in Law and Economics (2021).

Another Caution on Social Media – Be Careful What You Share

Broadcast Law Blog

With broadcasters and other media companies encouraging their public personalities to be active on social media, make sure that these personalities are warned to be cautious about what they post – as your media company does not want to be the “deep pocket” that someone who feels wronged by a social media posts comes after in a lawsuit. Can retweeting or sharing someone else’s content get you into trouble?

Mueller on Challenging the Social Media Moral Panic: Preserving Free Expression Under Hypertransparency @miltonmueller

Media Law Prof Blog

Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology, is publishing Challenging the Social Media Moral Panic: Preserving Free Expression Under Hypertransparency in Cato Institute Policy Analysis (no. 876, 2019 Social media

Three Issues @HawleyMO Should Address in his Anti-Social Media Addiction Bill

Music Technology Policy

Senator Josh Hawley recently introduced the The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act which is legislation to go after social media addiction. If you doubt that, just try a search for “12 step social media addiction” or “12 step gaming addiction” or “12 step internet addiction.” All the legislation in the world is unlikely to resolve these underlying social issues.

Financial services: transparency through social media?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

ReliefWeb » Document » Iraq / Wikileaks: statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA (26 October 2010)– "The files reportedly indicate that the US knew, among other things, about widespread use of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by Iraqi forces, and yet proceeded with the transfer of thousands of persons who had been detained by US forces to Iraqi custody between early 2009 and July 2010.

Social media prohibition held unconstitutional

The Legal Satyricon

Contiguglia The 7th Circuit court of appeals Wednesday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. By Andrew J. At the crux of the arguments is the public’s right to be protected from convicted sex offenders and the offender’s right to send and [.]. Civil Liberties First Amendment

Social media prohibition, unconstitutional

Entertainment Law

The 7th Circuit court of appeals yesterday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. Turning to the Indiana statute, the state agrees there is nothing dangerous about Doe’s use of social media as long as he does not improperly communicate with minors. Further, there is no disagreement that illicit communication comprises a minuscule subset of the universe of social network activity.

Verify U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

Media Law

There is certainly reason to doubt sometimes, given the frequency of fake and spoof social-media accounts. government has a web page that lets you verify whether a social media account is really managed by the U.S. Federal Government Social Media Accounts | USA.gov. Ever wonder whether a Twitter feed is really from the government body or official it claims to be?

Experimenting On Social Media Users

Media Law Prof Blog

James Grimmelmann, University of Maryland School of Law, has published The Law and Ethics of Experiments on Social Media Users at 13 Colorado Technology Law Journal 219 (2015). Here is the abstract. If you were on Facebook in January 2012

Outcry over US Postal Service reportedly tracking social media posts Report obtained by Yahoo says USPS surveilling via covert program social media activity it describes as ‘inflammatory’

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

EDT “The US Postal Service has reportedly been monitoring social media posts, with a focus on people planning protests. Social media users have expressed concern over this practice. Seriously, USPS is monitoring our social media?”

Hooker on Censorship, Free Speech & Facebook: Applying the First Amendment to Social Media Platforms via the Public Function Exception @MatthewPHooker

Media Law Prof Blog

Matthew Hooker, Wake Forest University School of Law, is publishing Censorship, Free Speech & Facebook: Applying the First Amendment to Social Media Platforms via the Public Function Exception in volume 15 of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts

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Social Media and Violent Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, University of Florida Levin College of Law, has published Incendiary Speech and Social Media in volume 44 of the Texas Tech Law Review (2011). Incidents illustrating the incendiary capacity of social media have Here is the abstract.

Do you need to clear music rights for your social media advertising campaigns? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: Do you need to clear music rights for your social-media advertising campaigns? We are not really sure how to navigate through the music licensing channels and wanted to ask: In terms of agreements for paid ads specifically through Facebook and other social media platforms (not including TV or radio) that are only to get our name out there to help get clientele do we need the full rights to a song? VIDEO: [link].

Hidy on Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination @xuwcb

Media Law Prof Blog

Kathleen Hidy, Xavier University College of Business, is publishing Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination: A First Amendment Judicial Tightrope Walk With Rights and Risks Hanging in the Balance in the Marquette Law Review. Here is the abstract. This Article

Cetina Presuel and Martinez Sierra on Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors @RodrigoCetina

Media Law Prof Blog

Martinez Sierra have published Algorithms and the News: Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors at 18 Revista De Comunicación 261-285 (2019). With billons of users, social media platforms (e.g.Rodrigo Cetina Presuel and J. Here is the abstract.

Fagan on Systemic Social Media Regulation @EDHEC_BSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Systemic Social Media Regulation in the Duke Law & Technology Review. Social media platforms are motivated by profit, corporate image, long-term viability, good citizenship, and a desire for friendly Here is the abstract.

Social Media, Traditional Media, and the Naming of the Whistleblower

Media Law Prof Blog

From CNN: Both Facebook and YouTube announced on Friday that they are removing mentions of the whistleblower's name from their platforms, citing concerns that such content could could lead to harm and pointing to their policy prohibiting "outing of witness

Mantouvalou on Discipline and Dismissal for Social Media Activity @vmantouvalou

Media Law Prof Blog

Discipline and Dismissal for Social Media Activity in the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations Virginia Mantouvalou, University College London, Faculty of Law, is publishing ‘I Lost My Job Over a Facebook Post – Was that Fair?’

Social Media Decisions

Entertainment Law

The Court ruled that the law imposed “a sweeping ban on many commonly read news and information websites,” as well as social networking sites. I ran across these two court decisions recently. Two very different interpretations of First Amendment Protection. . PFLAG v. Camdenton School Dist.

Tsesis on Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda @LoyolaLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda in volume 86 of the Fordham Law Review (2017). Terrorist organizations have found social media websites to be invaluable for Here is the abstract.

Social Media and the Australian Judiciary

Media Law Prof Blog

Alysia Blackham, University of Cambridge, and George Williams, University of New South Wales, have published Australian Courts and Social Media in volume 38 or the Alternative Law Journal (2013). Social media, like Facebook and Twitter, are Here is the abstract.

Social Media Arbitration Clauses and Fairness

Media Law Prof Blog

Koenig, Northeastern University and Michael L> Rustad, Suffolk University Law School, have published Fundamentally Unfair: An Empirical Analysis of Social Media Arbitration Clauses at 65 Case Western Reserve Law Review 341 (2014). Thomas H. Here is the abstract. Our systematic

Few Federal Courts Use Social Media, Survey Says

Media Law

To what extent do federal courts use social media to communicate with the public or for other purposes? The survey found that out of the 135 courts that responded, just 21 (15.6%) used social media. Seventeen others said that they planned to start using social [.]. Not much, concluded a recent survey of federal court clerks. General

Tsesis on Terrorist Speech on Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Terrorist Speech on Social Media in volume 70 of the Vanderbilt Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. The presence of terrorist speech on the Internet tests the limits of

Two Sources for Social Media Policies

Media Law

If you are researching social media policies for a company or law firm, here are two sources that each have compiled dozens of links to corporate and law firm policies on blogging, tweeting and more: Social Media Policies Database. From the Compliance Building blog written by lawyer Doug Cornelius, this collection of social-media policies grew out of Doug’s research while formulating a policy of his own. Online Database of Social Media Policies.

The Euromaidan Protests and Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Bruce Etling, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society has published Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Social Media Sentiment in the Euromaidan Protests as Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2014-13. Here is the abstract. This paper investigates sentiment in

U.S. Olympic Committee Escapes Lawsuit Over Social Media Gagging

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A carpet cleaning company went to court to argue the USOC was exaggerating its legal rights, but a judge won't hear it. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Kahn on Denial, Memory Bans, and Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), has published Denial, Memory Bans and Social Media. Robert Kahn, University of St. Here is the abstract. We live in an age of ready availability of information… including hate speech, genocide denial and narratives of

Presentation on Social Media Marketing and Ethics

Media Law

Below is the second, “20 Tips for Seizing the Power of Social Media.” I gave two presentations at the Rhode Island Bar Association annual meeting June 15. The first, on cloud computing for lawyers, I posted here. ” The first half covers marketing, the second half covers ethics. View more presentations from Robert Ambrogi. General legal ethics marketing

Social Media and Human Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

Ira Steven Nathenson, St. Thomas University School of Law, has published Super-Intermediaries, Code, Human Rights at 8 Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 19 (2013). Here is the abstract. We live in an age of intermediated network communications. Although the internet

Courthouse to be Laboratory for Social Media

Media Law

Just south of Boston, in the city where John Adams, John Quincy Adams and John Hancock were born, a somewhat run-down courthouse is about to become a cutting-edge laboratory for social media in the courts. Knight awarded Order in the Court $250,000 to turn a courtroom in Quincy District Court into a test kitchen to for using new media to cover legal proceedings. Spearheading the project is John Davidow , executive editor for new media at NPR-affilliate WBUR in Boston.

Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

New Media and Technology Law

Some are relatively well-known, particularly those which identify people in online social networks and photo storage services. Does facial recognition technology clash with a consumer’s rights in a way that “manual” tagging of photographs by social media users would not? Privacy Social Media Technology Biometric Information Privacy Act Facial recognition NTIA meetings

California Rules on Ethics of Social Media Postings

Media Law

Would you consider it ethical for a lawyer to post the following to a social media site such as Facebook: “Another great victory in court today! The opinion, issued late in December, considered the following issue: Under what circumstances would an attorney’s postings on social media websites be subject to professional responsibility rules and standards governing attorney advertising?

New Study Ranks Top U.S. IP Firms’ Use of Social Media

Media Law

How do large intellectual property firms rank in their use of social media and numbers of followers? A study published today by The Fashion Law examines the social media activity of 115 of the leading IP firms in the United States. The study, The Social Network: How The Top Intellectual Property Firms Are Utilizing Social Media, ranks […]. IP Firms’ Use of Social Media appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.