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Social Media and the Law (2021 Edition)

 
Author(s): Kathy L. Ossian
Practice Area: Communications and telecommunications, Corporate law, Securities and other financial products
Date: Apr 2021 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402437823
PLI Item #: 318898

Social Media and the Law is a helpful resources for understanding the laws related to the use of social media. It covers:

  • The privacy issues presented by social networking sites and what steps users can take to maintain their privacy and limit unwanted third-party access to personal information
  • What copyright issues are raised in the ever-developing social media world, such as who owns and who can use user-generated content and data scrapping
  • The opportunities, and trademark risks, of promoting a brand through social media
  • Best practices for social media communication to avoid defamation and other tort liability
  • The unique employment and workplace issues that are raised by and through the use of social media, both by employees and human resources departments
  • How the basic rules of disclosure in advertising apply to advertisements appearing in social media
  • How social media activity can result in criminal charges and be used as evidence or alibi in criminal proceedings
  • How social media can and should be considered when creating a civil litigation discovery plan

In a separate chapter on regulated industries, Social Media and the Law discusses the unique issues faced by publicly traded companies, financial services, broker-dealers, health care providers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Social Media and the Law can help readers minimize the risk of litigation and other legal problems arising from the use of social media platforms.

Experience:
Ossian Law P.C., Founder & CEO, 2013-present
University of Phoenix, Advanced Certified Faculty Member, 2001-present
Oakland University, Adjunct Faculty Member, 2016-present
Miller Canfield, Senior Principal/Information Technology & Cyberlaw Section Chair, 1986-2013
Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert E. DeMascio, 1984-1986

Education:
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 1984
B.A., Economics, Michigan State University, 1980

Professional Activities:
American Bar Association, 1986-present
State Bar of Michigan, 1984-present
Law Practice Management Section Council, 2015-present
Armenian Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2010-present
Armenian-American Bar Association, Past President 1995-1997; Board Member, 1995-present

Honors and Awards:
Best Lawyers in America, Information Technology Law, 2007-present; 2012 Detroit Information Technology Lawyer of the Year
Michigan Super Lawyers, Information Technology/Outsourcing, 2006-present
DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Information Technology, 2011-present
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2011 Women in the Law

Civil and Cultural Activities:
University of Dayton School of Law Annual Program in Law & Technology, Steering Committee, 2007-present
American Bar Association Foundation Life Fellow, 2013-present
State Bar of Michigan Foundation Fellow, 2010-present
Detroit Regional Chamber & Leadership Detroit, Graduate, Class XXII
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, Board Member, 2009-present, Vice Chair, 2015-present