|Faculty:||Richard Raysman and Bruce Bachenheimer|
|Production Date:||December 17 2009|
Technology is constantly changing, and so must the law. Attorney Richard Raysman and Professor Bruce Bachenheimer provide an introduction to social media in the legal sphere, including the various means with which lawyers can use such media to their advantage. Relevant statutes and legislation are examined in detail, along with significant case law, including the pending case of Viacom vs. Youtube. Raysman and Bachenheimer also pay special attention to the dangers of social media, and the best methods for establishing corporate policies to contain these dangers.
I. Introduction to Social Media
II. Legal Issues Relating to Social Media
III. The CDA and DMCA
IV. Significant Cases
V. Creating a User Base and Responding to Defamatory Material
VI. Third-Party Website Hosting
December 17, 2009
Daniel (Irvine, CA)
very interesting discussion
Sandra (Chicago, IL)
very relevant--answered many up-in-the-air questions about legal pitfalls of an online society
Thomas Edward (Taylorville, IL)
Interesting and informative
Ronald (Downers Grove, IL)
Steven (San Leeandro, CA)
The group presentation was interesting because it involved discussion of issues, and with a new and rapidly evolving area of law, the range of issues addressed seemed fairly comprehensive.
Susan (New York, NY)
interesting. they brought up points that I never woukd have thought of.
Paul (Buffalo, NY)
Lauren (na, NY)
Very practical approach to current topic.
David E. (Union, NJ)
Good overview of primary issues of concern..some material not really directed to legal professionals/DES
George (Raleigh, NC)
glad to see discussions of new technologies in this context
Marian F (Winston-Salem, NC)
Good conversational presentation style with two good speakers and a well prepared moderator. Good handout with info re the specifics about which they talked.
Frank (Newport News, VA)
Mark (Brentwood, TN)
good survey of relevant information
BARBARA (NORFOLK, VA)
Jennifer (La Grange, IL)
Timely and helpful!
Maeve (Alexandria, VA)
Richard (greenville, VA)
Good info on the scale and importance of social media.
Frank (Norfolk, VA)
Well presented Good information effectively presented
Karen (Livermore, CA)
Good backgraound information. Gave me a few things to think about in this area.
WALTER (Temple, TX)
Janet (Chicago, IL)
Very enjoyable presentation
Darren (South Riding, VA)
very timely topic
Idalia (east amherst, NY)
Timely, informative and practical.
Cynthia (Pacifica, CA)
Andrea (Westport, CT)
interesting and practical insights.
Glen (Lyndhurst, IL)
thomas (New York, NY)
Kelly (Annapolis, MD)
This was an excellent, very relevant discussion all lawyers could benefit from regardless of their particular practice.
Navroop (Hayward, CA)
The seminar was interesting and informative.
Kate (Lawrenceville, GA)
very interesting and timely
Neal (Winston-Salem, NC)
I really liked the mix of legal case law and real-world case studies. The speakers were very informed about the issues and the presentation (both in print and in audio form) were well done. I was able to take away a lot of new knowledge. I also was exposed to new questions that I had never thought to ask.
Talya (Fort Worth, TX)
Very interesting and useful both within my practice and without.
Sommer (Lakewood, CO)
Light course with good information.
Edward (Amsterdam, NY)
Enjoyable presentation addressing a cutting-edge topic.
alan (Houston, TX)
Overall nicely done. Good interface among the speakers.
denise (Aspen, CO)
interesting with current and relevant information
Jason (San Francisco, CA)
Enjoyable overview of interesting subject matter.
Robin (Washington, DC)
Very interesting discussion of technology and the law!
Barbara (Guilderland, NY)
Nathan (Houston, TX)
I don't know very much about facebook, twitter, and myspace. Thank you for giving me some information.
Paula (Waco, TX)
now wonder about the monetary value of facebook
Gentle (Los Angeles CA, CA)
Very well done. Thoughtful.
Kara (Charlotte, NC)
Interesting viewpoint of an issue that currently finds its way into many areas of the law.
Larry (New York, NY)
Unusually good for a CLE.
Laura (McLean, VA)
Excellent presentation and well-moderated dialog. The presentation is best suited for beginners in the subject seeking an overview of emerging legal issues.
Kevin (Williamsburg, VA)
Well done--excellent presentation. Like the two speaker format.
Joanne (Hamilton, VA)
I liked the discussion format.
Mary Jo (Fredericksburg, VA)
James E. (Greensboro, NC)
This was an interesting insight into an area with which attorneys should become familiar.
Daniel (Fairfax, VA)
This is all new material to me and I appreciate the knowledge of the faculty. Thank you.
Tom (Durham, NC)
Interesting issues in a field that will only continue to grow.
howard (bath, NY)
Since I am a social media user, I found the course very helpful, a cautionary tale of several of the pitfalls of online use, as well as some of the advantages. A discussion of caselaw and statutes (e.g. COPPA)was also interesting.
Steven (Chicago, IL)
Great course. Because I practice and write in the area of Internet law, some of the material was new for me, but it was still very useful. The presenters gave me some new ideas to consider and offered plenty of examples of how one can use social media policies effectively. Thanks.
David (Los Angeles, CA)
This information is for beginners. The course is not designed for more advanced practitioners. I was hoping to acquire new knowledge.
Carole (New York, NY)
Very interesting course, solid presentation and coverage of issues.
Jeffrey (New York, NY)
A very helpful introduction to the area.
Kathleen (staten island, NY)
Lots of good insights about social media!
Michael (New York, NY)
A well presented very general introduction to the legal implications of the world of social media. I was disappointed that the new FTC guidelines regarding endorsements/testimonials was not mentioned in the context of Social Media Policies.
Thomas (New York, NY)
All of the presenters were excellent. Engaging, informative, lively. This course is top notch.
Robert (Buffalo, NY)
Attorneys really need to get up to speed on this topic even though there are many areas of unsettled law.
Martin (Evanston, IL)
The attorneys who made the presentation gave valuable insight into this area of the law, involving the internet. This area is obviously growing into a major area of practice.
Craig (Wayne, IL)
It was only an overview of intenet issues, it was not very "practical," did not deal directly with "social media" and not dealing with "policies." Good information for a beginner, but it was an introduction only.
Jesse (Chicago, IL)
Very interesting subject, especially today with how relevant social media is.
Thomas (Evanston, IL)
Necessary for practitioners to understand the realities of this new field.
James (Buffalo, NY)
Raymond (Chicago, IL)
burgeoning area for solo practitioners and small firms
Kelvin (Chicago, IL)
Excellent! I learned an enormous amount of information that I will apply. Also, it cause me to think about ways to further use social media in my business.
CRAIG (Chicago, IL)
Excellent format with solid moderator and extremely qualified commentators. I would highly recommend this course. It's one of the finest that I have taken.
Mark (Aspen, CO)
Good general overview.
Nilgun (Aurora, IL)
Evcellent format and informative.
Ken (houston, TX)
Alain (NewYork, NY)
good practical information
William (Mineola, NY)
I really enjoyed the format using a moderator to steer the subject matter to the talking points.
Jeffrey (Severn, MD)
Cecil (Jersey City, NJ)
excellent speakers,course, and materials.
William J. (Princeton, NJ)
Interesting new dimension for me.
Peggy (Westport, CT)
Helpful overview of social media utility and pitfalls.
John (piermont, NY)
current and topical