Court hierarchy, law of torts, and civil v. criminal law
First Amendment, vagueness and overbreadth, Reno v. ACLU
Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace
Intellectual Property or Copyright
Social Media and University Campuses
Censorship and Speech Codes on campus
Public schools and universities have attempted to control hate speech and other objectionable
uncivil speech on campus. Most speech codes unconstitutional.
State colleges a
Protects copyright holders from anti-circumvention measures
Local branch of WIPO
Passed to bring the US in conformity with WIPO Treaties and international law
Wanted to add technology
In exchange for US changing CR policy to the same as interna
Defamation against racial, religious, and other social groups and minorities.
Not recognized in the ISS because cannot provide identification.
AIDA v. Time Warner HBO
Rodriguez v. Maricopa County Community College
Bloggers v. Journalists
Cox v. Obsidian
Cox wrote smack about people on her blog, and offered to take it down for a fee.
Obsidian was a victim, and their reputation was affected by the blog.
Issues: NYT Actual Malice, Gertz v.
Libel and Slander
Libel is written defamation while slander is spoken defamation
Libel proof plaintiff: person whose reputation is so bad no further harm can be done
Jones v. Globe
Truth is a defense in libel. Not the literal truth, only a gist of
Duke v. Hamil (Georgia)
Duke was the chief of police at Clayton State University PD after 2012 Presidential Elections, he
posted a confederate flag on FB while off duty along with the statement, Its time for a second
He said he only int
SOCIAL MEDIA - CLASS 9 - 2/18/14
Grazioszi v. Greenville
-Graziosi was sergeant at Greenville, NC PD. She posted comments on political campaign,
"Elect Chuck Jordan Mayor," Facebook page criticizing police chief (her boss) for not sending
YouTube and Intellectual Property
Akira Mizobuchi and Corwin Brown
Statute of Anne
Queen Anne of England created a law to protect Intellectual
Property in 1710
The law states that a creator or inventor has exclusive right to
their ideas and inventions
Piznarski and Victim A both attended Colgate College in New York and were in a relationship. In
March, 2010, Piznarski secretely recorded Victim A performing oral sex on him. The couple
broke up in August 2010, but maintained a strained friendship.
Copyright law has existed since 1710. In that year, Queen Anne of England signed into
law a document that would give artists and inventors exclusive rights to their intellectual
property. Intellectual Property is the right that an individual has to their
Philosophy of law:
Jurisprudence: the science/philosophy of law
Law expresses the values and morals of society
International law expresses universal human values (human rights)
Sites being sued by other countries that are violations of their laws (
Social Media, the First Amendment, and the Work Place
Nation Labor Relations Board and Social Media
Made to ensure that working conditions are ok
Emerging area of law. NLBR: Govt agency that protects collective actions of workers within or