Internet Publishing Perils and Practices


By John P. Borger

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If your company or your clients have a website you need this book. The ever changing digital landscape is a tricky place for legal practitioners and not understanding the rules of the game can cost your client dearly. Google/Youtube has spent over $100 Million defending against Viacom s $1 Billion copyright lawsuit. A judge ruled that the AFP and Getty Images must pay photographer Daniel Morel $1.02 Million in damages for using and distributing his Twitter photos of the earthquake in Haiti. A Connecticut ambulance company paid a former employee to settle a wrongful termination claim after she was fired for criticizing her boss on Facebook. This handy guide is a practical, usable and accessible tool for those with general legal knowledge who do not encounter this area of law regularly. It explores a wide range of legal issues facing anyone or any company with an online presence: defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, website terms of use, and employer s rights and risks in relation to employees online conduct, on duty and off. Full of practical best practices tips for practitioners, this book was written by an impressive panel of attorneys from across the country with expertise in first amendment issues, media law, intellectual property, advertising, e-commerce, data privacy and other relevant practice areas. Use this guide as your first step in navigating your way through the digital domain by spotting and avoiding the traps for the unwary.

Internet Publishing Perils and Practices