Social Media Law

Social media has become one of the most prominent forms of communication. Messages conveyed via social media may have numerous ramifications which can lead to legal prosecution and dismissals. On a personal level, insensitive and quarrelsome users can significantly affect the lives of others through defamation, trolling and bullying. From a business perspective, the employer-employee relationship is complicated by, amongst other issues, risks to reputation, goodwill, defamation, vicarious liability, and the divulgence of confidential information. In order to mitigate the the inherent risks of social media conduct, businesses must implement firm social media policies. This section contains a wealth of news and information examining the affects of social media on today’s businesses and on our personal lives.


Is my work original enough?
Is my work original enough?

It is often said that there is nothing new under the sun, and that re-inventing the wheel is often a futile effort. Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, for example: inventions, product designs, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names,…
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The complex issue of privacy when on the internet
The complex issue of privacy when on the internet

The Oxford Dictionary defines doxing as “Searching for and publishing private or identifying information about a particular individual on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.” The term, which was apparently coined by hackers, is derived from the abbreviation…
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