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Social Media and the Law: A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals
(2012)
  • Daxton R Stewart, Texas Christian University
Abstract

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Flickr allow users to connect with one another and share information with the click of the mouse or the tap on a touchscreen, and have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But as rapidly as these services have grown in popularity, their legal ramifications still aren't widely understood. To what extent do communicators put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits when they use 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 posting copyrighted photos and videos -- consistent with the developing law in this area? How and when can journalists and publicists use these tools without endangering their employers or clients? In this book, eleven media law scholar address these questions and more.

Keywords
  • Social Media Law
Publication Date
December, 2012
Editor
Daxton R. "Chip" Stewart
Publisher
Routledge
ISBN
978-0-415-53514-4
Citation Information
Daxton R Stewart. Social Media and the Law: A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals. 1stNew York(2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daxton_stewart/14/