Social Media Horror Stories From the Legal Trenches (& How to Avoid the same Fate)

It seems like every month there’s another story about somebody being arrested or fined thousands, if not millions, of dollars for posting something on the Internet that they thought was funny, innocuous, or perfectly legal!

Facepalm by Brandon Grasley from Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Facepalm by Brandon Grasley from Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Ripped from the headlines – licensed attorney Ruth Carter will review recent Internet catastrophes and how they could have easily been avoided. These stories will cover free speech, copyright, trademark, defamation, employment law, privacy, terroristic threats, cyberbullying, and even revenge porn. In all of these stories, the person could have easily prevented their problems if they understood the law or were more thoughtful about their word choices.

Remember – the law cares about what you said, not what you meant and just because you didn’t get in trouble this time, it doesn’t mean you didn’t do something wrong.

Ruth will also share her two rules of thumb which will keep most people out of trouble most of the time. All of this will be shared with you with Ruth’s lighthearted and witty style that makes the law understandable with plenty of opportunities for your questions.

Please contact me if you are interested in having me speak at your event  so you can avoid becoming the next social media horror story.