McGrady on Social Media and the Metaverse
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This must-have resource provides a framework to help you understand important questions in this rapidly-evolving area of law. It covers the impact of various laws on social media, such as copyright and communications, to aid the creation of social media policies and issues relating to the Metaverse.
Designed to provide an appreciation for the various issues raised by social media, this publication presents practical insight into the specific ways that certain platforms address those issues. The fairly broad scope of issues and platforms will serve as a starting point for research and also for the quick answers to recurring questions raised by clients.
Written for the busy practitioner, chapters contain Practice Notes setting out important take-aways and practical implications. This indispensable practice aid covers the following critical issues and includes these features:
• A chapter addressing copyright issues and social media, including sample DMCA implementation procedures
• A chapter addressing the safe harbor provision, discussing practical implications of the safe harbor provision in the social media context
• A chapter on trademark issues and social media, serving as a brief introduction to the law of trademarks and domain names so that the reader can more fully appreciate the trademark policies published by the social media platforms discussed later in the treatise
• A chapter on employment issues and social media, providing an overview of employment cases that have examined issues relating to employee social networking. The chapter includes sample policy statements to provide guidance on employee use of social networking sites
• A chapter summarizing state by state cyberbullying, cyberharassment and cyberstalking laws
• The evolution of social media (Web2.0) to the Metaverse (Web3.0) and the major Metaverse platforms
This 2024 Edition includes a brand new chapter on SPILL, new sections about Threads, and updates relating to the changes at X (formerly known as Twitter).
The 2023 edition ISBN is 9781663351258
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Social Media and the Metaverse
CHAPTER 2 Copyright Issues in Social Media and the Metaverse
CHAPTER 3 Free Speech, The Communications Decency Act, and Social Media
CHAPTER 4 Computer Fraud
CHAPTER 5 Privacy and Social Media
CHAPTER 6 Employment Law and Social Media
CHAPTER 7 CAN-SPAM Act, Stored Communications Act
CHAPTER 8 State Law Survey of Cyberbullying, Cyberharassment, and Cyberstalking Laws
CHAPTER 9 Trademark and Domain Name Issues
CHAPTER 10 Social Media in Political and Social Change
CHAPTER 11 Social Media as Evidence
CHAPTER 12 Proposed Social Media Username Dispute Mechanism
CHAPTER 13 State Law Survey of Revenge Porn Laws
CHAPTER 14 The Evolution of Social Media (Web2.0) to the Metaverse (Web3.0)
CHAPTER 15 Understanding the Major Metaverse Platforms
CHAPTER 16 Digital Identity and Digital Anonymity in the Metaverse
CHAPTERS 17–18 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 19 Interesting Emerging Social Media Platforms and Vendors
CHAPTER 20 Significant Defunct Social Media Platforms
CHAPTER 21 Understanding Answerbag
CHAPTER 22 Understanding Digg
CHAPTER 23 Understanding Facebook
CHAPTER 24 Understanding SPILL
CHAPTER 25 Understanding Instagram
CHAPTER 26 Understanding LinkedIn
CHAPTER 27 Understanding LiveJournal
CHAPTER 28 Understanding Martindale.com
CHAPTER 29 The Role of NFTs and Cryptocurrency in the Metaverse
CHAPTER 30 Understanding MySpace
CHAPTER 31 Understanding Ning
CHAPTER 32 Litigation Involving the Metaverse
CHAPTER 33 Reserved
CHAPTER 34 Understanding Pinterest
CHAPTER 35 Understanding Sulekha.com
CHAPTER 36 Understanding TikTok.com
CHAPTER 37 Understanding X
CHAPTER 38 Understanding YouTube
CHAPTER 39 Understanding flickr
CHAPTER 40 Understanding Tumblr