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How to Solve Legal Issues on Social Media

August 16, 2017 at 01:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
By DigitalEd @ MediaShift (5.0 stars · 1 review )
About This Webinar

Gain an understanding of your rights and responsibilities when it comes to copyright, fair use and defamation on social media.

Everyone’s a publisher now. Whether your company has a whole social media team or one person with a smart phone, you have to stay within your own lane on the information highway. It’s crucial to understand the dos and don’ts of copyright and libel law before posting. Learn how you can say everything you want and need to say without being exposed to legal risks.


- Presentation slides and notes
- An Intellectual Property Quicksheet
- A Libel and Privacy Quicksheet

Who should take this training?

- Journalists, freelance writers, photographers and other creatives
- Corporate and strategic communicators
- Public relations professionals
- Non-profit executive directors
- Political communicators

About the Instructor:

Amanda Martin is a communications lawyer, representing traditional and social media as well as corporate communicators on issues related to libel and privacy, the internet, and intellectual property. For more than 25 years, she routinely has counseled reporters, editors and news directors about avoiding libel suits, gaining access to government meetings and records and resisting subpoenas. With the advent of the internet, Martin expanded her practice to include counseling and representing non-media individuals and organizations with social media issues.

Martin is the author of the North Carolina section of the Media Law Resource Center’s annual survey on privacy law, co-author of the North Carolina section of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Open Government Guide, and co-editor of the North Carolina Media Law Handbook, to which she also contributes the chapter on access to public meetings. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at media law forums and workshops and regularly contributes articles to legal, media and other publications. Martin has taught as an adjunct instructor of media law at the UNC School of Law, the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Campbell Law School.

  • What’s the difference between plagiarism and copyright violation, and does it matter?
  • Can you use any part of someone else’s work without violating their copyright?
  • If you discover your content is being stolen or misappropriated by someone, what can you do in lieu of legal action?
  • How can you post honest, critical opinions and still avoid a defamation claim?
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: $19.00
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Preview Download Added by Mark Glaser at 1:41 PM - Thursday - September 7, 2017
Sana Siwolop
Unfortunately I was pulled away from this webinar toward the end because of an important phone call, and so wasn't able to see if there was a link for downloading the background material. Can you tell me please where to get it? The webinar was well done; thank you. Sana Siwolp
Mark Glaser
Hi Sana: We have posted the slides here on the BigMarker page.
Mark Glaser
Here are the slides for the training.