Legal Protection for Social Media and BloggersThere are new legal guidelines for content you put online. These days, brands, bloggers, content developers, social media pros, and marketing folks alike need to know about everything from copyright and privacy to COPPA, liability, defamation, Creative Commons, Terms of Service and more. Well, we’ve got you covered!

PANEL: “Cover Your Back! Legal Protection for Social Media & Bloggers”
DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: WeWork Mid-Cities (@weworklabs)
SPONSOR: Comerica Bank
Members FREE!

Join SMCLA, our sponsors, Comerica Bank, and legal experts Lisa Borodkin, entertainment attorney and blogger; Matt Neco, general counsel at DocStoc; Alan Friel, chairperson, Edwards Wilman’s Media and Technology Practice; and Daniel Stuart, music industry attorney, for a lively conversation, dealing with some of the most relevant concerns about online and social media legal guidelines.

Topics covered will include:

  • Privacy: What information are you obliged to protect and what happens if the information is revealed?
  • COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act): Think this doesn’t apply to your site? Think again. COPPA deals with more than keeping children’s data private and goes to the heart of how you market your site.
  • DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act): How can you protect yourself from hefty fees, lawsuits or even criminal prosecution due to copyright violations and get others to stop using your content without permission?
  • What to do when you receive a takedown notice?
  • What is Safe Harbor?
  • How can you protect yourself from litigation for defamation and other claims arising from content on your site?
  • What are Terms of Service and Privacy Policies and why should you have them on your site?
  • What other means of protecting yourself and your company exist?

Our Moderator

Michael S. Overing, Esq. is nationally recognized in the field of online media law. He is a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at the Annenberg School of Communication at USC where he teaches courses in Internet Law, Digital Rights Management, Communications Law and Censorship. A former columnist for the Online Journalism Review, he has published widely on legal issues affecting the online world, particularly in the areas of jurisdiction, first amendment, defamation, and intellectual property. Michael has been a panelist at numerous industry conferences and seminars, and has testified before the California Senate Select Committee on the Legal, Social & Ethical Consequences of Emerging Technologies. In his law practice he represents start-ups, corporations and individuals in legal issues involving media issues and the Internet.

We’d Like to Thank our Sponsors

SMCLA is proud to have Comerica Bank (@ComericaCares) as a sponsor for this event. Learn more about them on their Facebook page.

We’d also like to thank Zevia (@Zevia) for providing delicious all-natural beverages.
And thanks to Wix (@Wix) for giving our attendees a chance to win one (1) premium membership.

Where else would you get plenty of pre-panel mingling plus top-notch industry knowledge, but right here in Hollywood? The event will be held at WeWork Mid-Cities. Thanks to our sponsor, Comerica Bank, for providing tasty food from Porto’s Bakery for the event.

Don’t forget to reserve your ticket today! See you there!