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By Stephen J. Easley on March 14th, 2012 | 231663 comments on this postFrom+%23SXSW%3A+How+libel+law+and+free-speech+requirements+affect+social+media2012-03-14+11%3A02%3A24Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D23166
How can you make the most of social tools without running afoul of the law? At the recent South by Southwest Interactive Festival panel “Can You Tweet That? Social Media and the Law,” Dara Quackenbush of Texas State University gave attendees a crash course on fundamental social media legal issues. Quackenbush focused on defamation, hate-speech law and the First Amendment — and the way those legal principles were applied to social media in two recent cases.[…] Continue Reading »
By Stephen J. Easley on March 12th, 2012 | 230191 comment on this postLive+from+%23SXSW%3A+3+keys+to+getting+social+media+and+your+legal+team+to+work+together2012-03-12+11%3A48%3A26Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D23019
There’s a vast gulf that often separates social media teams and their lawyers — but there are ways to overcome it, said Rich Pesce, senior manager social media Capitol One, and June Casalmir, social media counsel at Sprint during a session at the SXSW Interactive Festival. The law increasingly affects social media and the Internet, from the FTC Disclosure rules about payments to bloggers, to National Labor Relations Board decisions prohibiting firing an employee for Facebook postings or tweets in certain cases, to the epic recent struggles involving the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.[…] Continue Reading »
By Jessica Miller-Merrell on January 13th, 2012 | 1855213 comments on this post4+tips+for+avoiding+getting+fired+for+Facebook2012-01-13+12%3A36%3A01Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Fsocialmedia%2F%3Fp%3D18552
This post is by Jessica Miller-Merrell, a leadership blogger at Blogging4Jobs. She is a digital strategist with a passion for recruitment, human resources, training and social media and is the author of “Tweet This! Twitter for Business,” a how-to business guide for Twitter.
Social media has arrived and has seeped into every facet of our lives — including our work.[…] Continue Reading »
By Guest Blogger on March 30th, 2011 | 154882 comments on this postFrom+%23SXSW%3A+5+new+corporate+rules+for+avoiding+social+media+legal+woes2011-03-30+12%3A08%3A36Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Fsocialmedia%2F%3Fp%3D15488
This post is by Stephen Easley, vice president for government affairs and general counsel of F2 Technologies, a wireless data technology company. He is attending his 25th SXSW Festival.
Emilio Nicolas and Stephanie Chandler of Jackson Walker, an Austin technology law firm led a very lively discussion at a South by Southwest Interactive Festival panel, during which the attendees learned five very hard lessons about the state of the law on social media, blogging and beyond that every company should take to heart:
- International is the new local — Companies used to worry about complying with local state laws, and occasionally, federal law.
By Jesse Stanchak on December 1st, 2010 | 136848 comments on this postHow+to+create+an+effective+social-media+policy+for+your+company2010-12-01+13%3A39%3A35Jesse+Stanchakhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2Fsocialmedia%2F%3Fp%3D13684
Legal worries can be one of the biggest roadblocks on the path to social-media success. Companies can run serious legal risks by wading into social media unprepared. But worrying too much about unspecified risks can keep a company from adopting the technology entirely — and then they risk being left behind.
To get better of idea of how companies can protect themselves from social-media risks, I asked Harriet Pearson, IBM’s vice president, security counsel and chief privacy officer, to explain what goes into a great social-media policy.[…] Continue Reading »