Law, Ethics, and Social Media: A Primer on US Copyright Law, Fair Use, and Defamation in a Digital World
Above is my presentation from #SoCon13, the social media conference held at Kennesaw State University last weekend. Here’s a link to all the presentations. Perhaps the biggest misnomer out there is just how much power copyright holders have — they tend to want to forget about the “fair use” provision of copyright law. Fair use allows for the use of copyrighted work for purposes of “comment and criticism.” Taking a picture (or even a short video) of a live show or off television should fall well-within the boundaries of fair use.