Social Media and the Law A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals

ISBN-10: 041553514X
ISBN-13: 9780415535144
Edition: 2013
Authors: Daxton Stewart
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Description: Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Flickr, which allow users to connect with one another and share information, have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But, to  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Flickr, which allow users to connect with one another and share information, have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But, to what extent do communicators put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits by using these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks? How can an entity maintain control of intellectual property issues, such as sharing of copyrighted videos and photographs, consistent with the developing law in this area? How and when can journalists and publicists use these tools to do their jobs without endangering their employers or clients? These questions and more will be addressed in this edited volume, which brings together eleven media law scholars to write about current issues like cyberbullying, sexting, copyright, and wikileaks. Students and professional communicators alike need to be aware of laws relating to defamation, privacy, intellectual property, and government regulation, amongst other topics--and this guidebook is here to help them navigate social media's tricky legal terrain.

Preface
The Boundaries of Free Speech in Social Media
Defamation
Privacy and Terms of Use
Intellectual Property
Commercial Speech and Federal Regulations
Government Information and Leaks
Student Speech
Obscenity, Sexting, and Cyberbullying
Social Media Use in Courtrooms
Social Media Policies for Journalists
Social Media Policies for Advertising and Public Relations
Contributors
Index

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