22 September 2014Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Edwards Wildman Offices, Dashwood, 69 Old Broad Street, London, EC2M 1QS
'The Good': Opportunities through Social Media
- Social media, as opposed to the early 'read only' internet, provides the ability to start a conversation with other
- Sharing rather than owning (but see below for possible pitfalls)
- Marketing and opportunity for research into popular trends
- Hashtag activism
'The Bad': Potential Pitfalls
- Social Media 'fails'
- Responsibility for content if you own website
- Ownership of content if you are a user
- Right to be forgotten – how could this impact social media?
'The Ugly': Criminal activity
- Social media ripe for abuse – anonymous, quick and easy, access to wide variety of opinions worldwide, difficult to trace and prosecute
- Trolling/cyber bullying/freedom of speech – where is the line?
- Recent prosecutions for Tweets
- Adequacy of existing legislation? House of Lords discussion regarding revenge porn – possible new route for prosecution?
A drinks reception will follow this event
Social Media Week
qLegal is hosting a number of free events during Social Media Week in conjunction with its partners Edwards Wildman and Morrison & Foerster. Social Media Week is a leading media platform and worldwide event with local presence and global reach across five continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
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