June 24, 2010 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

"The Legal Aspects of Social Media: What Every Association Needs to Know," Higher Logic's 2010 Learning Series

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Jeff Tenenbaum and A.J. Zottola will present a webinar on "The Legal Aspects of Social Media: What Every Association Needs to Know" as part of Higher Logic's 2010 Learning Series.

This session will cover the legal issues that can arise for associations when using Web 2.0 applications, including social media and networks, blogs, wikis, audio and video postings, and virtual trade shows. Learn how associations can both advance their mission and protect themselves from liability by drafting clear employee and member guidelines, user basics, among others. While this is a complex, diverse and still-developing area of the law, it is critical for associations to understand these basics in order to avoid costly (and sometimes easily-avoidable) mistakes and effectively deploy social media to advance their missions and goals.agreements, disclaimers, and click-and-accept licenses, and manage any resulting liability through the effective use of indemnification and insurance, among other risk allocation strategies. Covered topic areas will include defamation, harassment and other accusations of bad behavior; copyright and trademark protection and infringement, including fair use; privacy issues; antitrust concerns; and employment basics, among others. While this is a complex, diverse and still-developing area of the law, it is critical for associations to understand these basics in order to avoid costly (and sometimes easily-avoidable) mistakes and effectively deploy social media to advance their missions and goals.