This session will cover the legal traps 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. While this is a complex, diverse and still-developing area of the law, it is critical for associations to learn how to identify, assess and manage their social media-related legal risks in order to avoid costly (and sometimes easily-avoidable) mistakes. Learn how to draft clear employee and member guidelines, agreements, disclaimers, and click-and-accept licenses, as well as 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.
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, DC
Lisa M. Hix, Esq., Attorney, Venable LLP, Washington, DC
Registration and more information is available on ASAE's website.