On June 10 I was one of four featured speakers at the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s CLE (Continuing Legal Education) class Let’s be Friends: The Legal Ramifications of Social Networking. I have now made my presentation materials available online, which covered (i) understanding social networks and user generated content sites, DMCA takedown and counter-notices, (ii) the ethics on using a third person to gain access to an adverse witnesses’ social networking profile via a friend request, and (iii) the legal ethics of blogging and microblogging (twitter). A description of the highly successful CLE appears below. [Read more…]
Oddly enough, of all the things I’ve done, I haven’t really kept a “blog” of what has been going on in my busy life. Quite frankly, I didn’t (and still don’t) feel that self-important to share with the world every small step I take! But after much discussion, I was forced to accept the fact that when you’re heavily immersed in this world of social networking and the law, you just have to pull up your belt, get a gell-filled wrist rest and type away… but I’ll save my efforts for something worth reading if I’m going to sacrifice the early onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. So thank you all for waiting, there should be plenty to read!