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Social Media and the Law, 2nd edition (eBook)

Social Media and the Law, 2nd edition (eBook)

George, P; Allen, M; Basha, G; Benson, S; Collins, J; Mattson, J; Munsie, J; Rubagotti, G; Stuart, G; Whiley, J, 2016

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Social Media and the Law, 2nd edition is a definitive reference guide for lawyers addressing the multitude of legal issues that arise as a result of social media use.


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Social Media and the Law, 2nd edition examines how the rapid rise of social media use in Australia continues to pose unique challenges to established legal conventions across a number of different sectors of law.

Through the prism of sectors ranging from employment, copyright and defamation to the ACCC, privacy and the criminal justice system, this book examines the issues arising from the interactions between social media and the law and offers guidance to practitioners and students alike.

New to this second edition is a chapter on dealing with social media assets and accounts in an individual’s estate plan and the questions that should be considered.

Praise for the first edition:

‘ This is a comprehensive book that covers various legal issues arising from the use of social media, with a particular focus on Australian law…This well written book will be pertinent to many practitioners as the popularity, growth and use of social media impacts on the law.’

First published in the Law Institute Journal of Victoria –Vol 89.3 March 2015

'Social Media and the Law is a well written, easy to follow summary of the present issues relating to social media and various areas of the law. Its concise chapters are full of relevant and useful information for today’s technology driven world.’

"First published in Queensland Lawyer Vol 35 Part 1 May 2015. Reproduced with the kind permission of Thomson Reuters.”


Important Features
• Concise
• Written by experts
• Practice tips and strategies


Patrick George is the Senior Partner at Kennedys and the author of Defamation Law in Australia, which is now in its 2nd edition. He has acted in many high profile defamation and media related cases over a 30 year period and has recently been involved in the developing area of social media cases.

Monica Allen is a Senior Associate at ACA Lawyers and is a commercial litigation lawyer with extensive experience managing large scale litigation in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia.

Gerard Basha is an Executive Lawyer at Bartier Perry specialising in estate planning as well as contested and uncontested probate and estate litigation. He is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law.

Stefanie Benson is a Senior Associate in the Competition Team at Allen & Overy. She specialises in all aspects of competition law, including advising domestic and foreign clients.

Joseph Collins is a Senior Legal Counsel with the NRL and was previously in Clayton Utz's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, where he has acted in a broad range of large-scale commercial and corporate disputes.

James Mattson is an Executive Lawyer at Bartier Perry leading its Workplace Team. He is an Accredited Specialist in Employment Law and Industrial Relations. James regularly appears in administrative and industrial tribunals, as well as in courts, representing employers.

Justine Munsie is a partner at Addisons specialising in media and intellectual property law. She acts for clients operating in the media, entertainment, advertising and gaming industries, as well as being other brand owners whom she advises on a range of issues relevant to content, branding, reputation and marketing.

Gabriella Rubagotti is a barrister admitted to the New South Wales Bar and holds degrees in arts (honours in political science) and law from the University of New South Wales She practises in the areas of defamation, intellectual property, constitutional and corporate law.

Gavin Stuart is an Executive Lawyer in Bartier Perry’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He has over 16 years’ experience providing commercial dispute advice and appearance services covering domestic and cross-border contractual disputes involving jurisdictions such as England, New Zealand, India and the United States of America.

James Whiley is a Senior Associate at Bartier Perry. Since being admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2008 and in New South Wales in 2015, he has specialised in providing estate and succession planning services to high net worth individuals and families in Australia, the UK and offshore. He also specialises in resolving trust and estate disputes and has extensive experience in cross jurisdictional issues.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Social Media and the Law including Recent Developments
2. Social Media and Employment Law
3. Social Media and the ACCC
4. Social Media and Copyright
5. Social Media and Privacy
6. Social Media and Defamation
7. Social Media and Litigation
8. Social Media and the Criminal Justice System
9. Social Media Before and After Death.

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