(Chair, Social/Mobile/Emerging Media Practice Group, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP)
Brian D. Wassom litigates disputes and counsels clients concerning copyright, trademark, publicity rights, entertainment, and related IP issues. He also assists media companies and journalists in exercising their freedom of the press, by helping them obtain access to information and defending them from claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, eavesdropping, and the like.
He authors the legal blog Wassom.com, which addresses the law of social and emerging media. Brian is also a highly sought-after public speaker. He regularly speaks to industry groups, legal education seminars, and conferences across the country on social media, augmented reality, and related topics.
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Social Media and the Law: Emerging Legal Issues and Obligations
It’s becoming harder and harder to keep up with social media legal
developments – and what these changes mean for you and your business. Recent new laws and legal cases have changed the obligations of online content producers, created new responsibilities for employers, and created privacy implications. In this practical session, a panel of attorneys will discuss in plain english what recent changes in the law mean for you and your business.
1. Understanding ownership of social media accounts and creation of intellectual property using social media.
2. How changes to the law are affecting the relationship between employers and employees who use social media
3. Defamation concerns in the age of Twitter