Social Media and the Law

Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.


Credit Hours:
AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
MO - Self Study: 1.1 Credits
CO - General: 1.08 Credits
WV - General: 1.1 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
VT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits

Running Time: 0 Hours, 54 Minutes
Faculty: Jeremy Floyd -

Course Description

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have revolutionized how consumers and companies interact with each other. Social media has become a powerful business tool for marketing products and services and building brand awareness and value. Such powerful tools; however do not come without legal risks to businesses.

This course will examine the legal pitfalls and challenges of using social media for businesses and organizations. Mr. Jeremy Floyd will explore how U.S. copyright law interacts within the social media landscape. He will discuss how organizations stumble into defamation and privacy intrusion issues with social media. The course will look at how social media has affected business torts and employment law and present case studies involving the Red Cross, Kitchen Aid, and Chrysler. Lastly, Mr. Floyd will present how companies can properly create an effective social media policy to avoid civil suits from the public, their business partners and their own employees.