Social Media Law: A Cheat Sheet
Since social media is still a relatively new concept, the laws governing its use are still in somewhat of a grey area. However, there are some actions that you would be wise to avoid entirely, regardless of their place in social media's future litigation. As EverSpark Interactive's David Nance puts it, "if it involves the rights of others or their reputations, you don’t want to do it."
Here are some easy examples that could stir up issues for you or your brand--avoid these and you'll have a leg up on the competition; after all, what good is a Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter account when it's shut down?
- Posting a negative comment about a company or an individual (could be considered libel)
- Using a photo someone else took (or is in) without written consent
- Including unapproved copyrighted material on your website
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