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Dr. Matt J. Duffy serves as an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Media at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA. He enjoys teaching the art of good journalism, a noble profession and powerful tool for social change. Duffy worked as a journalist for several news outlets including the Boston Herald and the Marietta Daily Journal. He now teaches journalism and media law.
Duffy's research focuses on international approaches to media law. Wolters Kluwer will publish the second edition of his"Media Laws in the United Arab Emirates" in 2016. He has published more than a dozen academic articles and writes occasionally for niche publications. Duffy enjoyed a visit to Pakistan in May 2016 as part of the Fulbright Scholar program from the US State Department. Since 2012, Duffy has served on the board of the Arab-United States Association for Communication Educators, an organization that aims to improve journalism in the Middle East. He also owns Oxford Editing that he started in 2007.

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Law, Ethics, and Social Media: A Primer on US Copyright Law, Fair Use, and Defamation in a Digital World

posted on February 11, 2013 at 7:30 am

Law, Ethics, and Social Media: A Primer on Copyright Law, Fair Use, and Defamation in a Digital World | SoCon13 from Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University

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.

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