- Posted April 28, 2014 by
Social Media - Law & News
1. Paul Fordyce has been active in social media since 2009. 2. This LinkedIn Group covers YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and all of the other “brands” that provide the unprecedented access to the world audience available today over the internet. 3. As solicitors we find the legal aspects of social media are important and becoming more important. National boundaries become less important in the global world. 4. Social media has gone from simply being a personal way for people to network with their friends and social circles to a way that major corporates enable their products to reach the world market and individuals get to communicate news and their ideas to that same market. 5. Repressive regimes live in fear of the social medias freedom and there are often attempts to limit or outright ban social media. 6. In the course of this many legal problems are encountered. Lines that should not be crossed are crossed. 7. Users of social media are often not aware of these invisible legal barriers – that can have major consequences if they breach them. 8. So now is the time when you all need to become aware of what you can and cannot do and what the consequences are. 9. You only need to Katherine Heigl, a former star on Grey’s Anatomy, is not happy that New York drugstore chain Duane Reade tweeted a picture of her leaving its store. Now, she is suing the company for $6 million in damages.