Social Media Law Basics

Social media has become the norm for how we communicate. Unfortunately, a lot of people still treat it like a person-to-person conversation instead of the digital equivalent of buying a billboard. What makes this situation even more challenging is we’re often still working with laws that were written before we had the Internet.

Social Media Apps by Jason A. Howie from Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Social Media Apps by Jason A. Howie from Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Ruth Carter is a licensed attorney who has been studying the legalities of social media since 2009. She even wrote the book on it. She has presented the basics of social media law to hundreds of people. Ruth breaks down complicated legal ideas into practical lessons that anyone can apply to their online affairs.

This talk covers a wide array of topics including copyright, defamation, privacy, employment law issues, and free speech.  She will help you understand your rights and responsibilities, particularly if you want to know how to push the envelope without crossing the line.

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.  This talk can also be customized to fit the audience’s industry and experience with using social media.

Please contact me if you are interested in having me speak at your event on the basics of social media law.