The Rise of Social Networking: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls



Brandon Gabriel

Social networks are transforming the Internet. Even the most conservative “brick and mortar” companies are rushing to establish a presence on Facebook, Twitter and other Web 2.0 platforms. Companies are finding, however, that these emerging social networks are raising complex, cutting edge legal issues. Learn what companies are doing to minimize the risks associated with the brave new world of social media.

In this presentation, we will discuss:

  • Copyright issues — Who has rights to the materials that you and your customers make available through social networks?
  • Trademark issues — Protecting your brand on Twitter, Facebook, and similar networks
  • Control — What are the terms of engagement? Whose terms of use and privacy policy govern your presence on a social network?
  • Liability — Taking advantage of “safe harbors” in connection with social networking


John Delaney, Partner
Gabriel Meister, Partner

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