Members Educational Seminar Recap: Social Media Law

For our March Seminar, we were joined by Ruth Carter of Carter Law Firm to discuss the legal side of social media. As the author of The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killedwe knew we were in for some 'worst-case scenario' stories and we were not disappointed! Ruth was able to cover a span of topics by focusing on five major points:

  • Social Media Account Ownership
  • Copyright Basics
  • Where to Source Images (Legally)
  • How to Respond When Someone Steals Your Content
  • Why Everyone Needs a Social Media Policy
  • & Finally Ruth's Rules of Thumb: "Never post anything online that you wouldn't put on the front page of the newspaper." and  "Assume everything you post online will be seen by your best friend, worst enemy, boss, and your mother."

From innocent mistakes to serious offenses, Ruth helped LFA members in attendance identify common social media issues that compromised their businesses or organizations, while also helping to provide positive solutions, resources and in some cases--a possible defense.

To find out more about social media law, Ruth Carter or the services of Carter Law Firm, please connect with her through the information below:

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Weren't able to make it to this one? Need more information? See information on upcoming seminars here!