The Legal Challenges of Social Media

The Legal Challenges of Social Media
Date
06 Jul 2017, 15:00 to 06 Jul 2017, 17:00
Type
Seminar
Venue
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

 

Title: “The Legal Challenges of Social Media”

Chairs: David Mangan, City Law School, and Lorna Gillies, University of Strathclyde

Contributors  include:

Ian Walden, Queen Mary, University of London

Daithí Mac Síthigh, University of Newcastle

Edina Harbinja, University of Hertfordshire and University of Strathclyde

Lorna Woods, University of Essex

Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. Social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? The Legal Challenges of Social Media (edited by David Mangan and Lorna E Gillies, Edward Elgar, 2017) engages with the legal implications of social media from public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law, in various legal sub-disciplines and with varying success, has endeavoured to adapt existing tools to social media. 

Social media offers a platform for individual self-expression and the sharing of information. However, social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? The Legal Challenges of Social Media engages with the legal implications of social media from both public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law has endeavoured to adapt the existing tools to social media.


This seminar is free but those wishing to attend are requested to book in advance.

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