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Commercial Speech

Jan 2018

User Generated Content: Snapshot of Legal Issues

Mark Lerner

Allowing users to post content can raise a host of legal issues, including copyright and trademark infringement, libel/defamation, rights of publicity/privacy and false advertising. This brief snapshot will provide an overview of some of the key issues raised by engaging with UGC.

Jan 2018

Enforceability of Electronic Contracts

Ravi Sitwala

When determining the enforceability of an electronic contract, a court will apply the same principles of contract law as it would to a traditional paper agreement.

Oct 2017

Challenges and Solutions for Media Companies and Their Journalist Workforces in Harnessing the Internet’s Power While Avoiding Its Pitfalls

W. Gary Fowler, Thomas H. Wilson, Jacob Ecker

A report on encouraging journalist employees’ use of social media while attempting to reasonably limit that use through policies and workplace rules; and dealing with the increased frequency with which journalists are subjected to abuse and harassment due to works published online.