Legal issues in social media

Date: 15 Feb 2011 - 15 Feb 2011

Location: De Vere West One, London

Millions of people around the globe use social media yet many users are unaware of the unique legal issues surrounding this new communication tool. Whether using this for business or pleasure, not understanding the legal issues could cause problems for you and your organisation in the future.

Whether you are a lone blogger or corporation this course will aim to give you an overview of the known main areas of UK law that affect social media, help you spot problems and give you practical advice in putting preventative measures and policies in place.

Attendees are asked to bring a laptop with them for use during the course.

Masterclass leaders: Kathryn Corrick and Sherree Westell

Kathryn Corrick is an independent digital media communications consultant and strategist with over ten years experience in digital and social media. She combines her knowledge of online publishing, marketing and the creative industries with an understanding of trends, business, emerging technologies and public policy.

As a consultant her clients have included large corporates, organisations, SMEs and start-ups from the likes of McCann Erickson and Handbag.com to online social businesses such as the mentoring site Horses Mouth. She is a visiting lecturer in online journalism at Westminster University and is a trainer in digital marketing.

Sherree Westell is a solicitor specializing in IT/IP and digital media law with many years of experience acting for clients from a range of sectors. Sherree is a consultant with Woodroffes Solicitors and her recent work has included advising an operator of a number of sector-specific online communities, assisting with the social media strategy, policies and terms for the UK’s leading multimedia and news content provider, negotiating contracts for a public sector client for the set up and ongoing operation of video-centric digital communications hub as well as advising a hospitality sector client on a number of domain name issues.