Here’s a true story about copyright: it shows how careful we all need to be. A hospitality company suddenly gets an email from ImageRights International, a US copyright agency, asking for £1,700. The agency says it has found a picture of the interior of one of the hospitality company’s joints which has the famous
CC Greyweed https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ unchanged You might have thought that the mighty Viacom versus YouTube case had settled all of the main issues about sharing platforms and copyright. YouTube won the 2007 case with the defence that it was an innocent platform that took down any infringing material when it was notified on it. This cleared the legal way for
Great news for creators of social media: the threat of libel has dropped again. Users of social media “read” its content in a casual way and did not pause to reflect. This new ruling of the Supreme Court says that dictionary definitions of words and elaborate analysis cannot be applied to social media. A new
Typing directly into your website CMS often leaves no proof of what was said and when, especially if it was edited at a later date. That leaves you open to being sued! Check out our Libel and other defamations elearning course for more.
This is one of the most common questions in our social media workshops. Contact us if you’re not sure, or check out our Social Media and the Law elearning course.
The British public does not trust online demands for personal information even from government. A survey out today shows that only 37% of the public are happy to provide personal information to government. And it’s less for banks and shops: 34% and 30% respectively. The figures also show how Internet access is unequal by class