The second edition of Social Media Law is substantially updated, reflecting new case law and legislative developments. Social Media Law examines social and new media issues through the lens of law and policy. With the recent explosion in social networking and the use of social media and new media, it is essential for attorneys and law students to understand the trends in these new platforms when advising clients of the potential risks and pitfalls of social media and social networking use. In six comprehensive sections copyright and fair use, freedom of speech, business law, in the courtroom, privacy, and cybercrime Social Media Law addresses the current and pressing issues in this dynamic area of law: Privacy, anonymity, and accountability in the context of social networking Sources and privacy issues faced by journalists The future of journalism and publishing in the context of new media The intersection of social media and the First Amendment Social media issues in employment law Social media and education law Copyright and fair use in the context of new media Peer-to-peer file sharing The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the proposed PROTECT IP Act New media and its impact on mass communications laws Social media and litigation-from "tweeting" jurors (and jurors who "tweet") to messaging witnesses to "friending" judges Bloggers, user-created content, "citizen journalism," and the like Social media-related cybercrime and its prosecution The intersection of social medial law and new business models, and implications on business law and contract law Virtual law practice and the role of social and new media in representing clients, specifically in the business of law practice and in issues of professionalism The new edition will cover a wide range of recent court decisions; privacy issues regarding employers and employees on social media; and social media directives issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Drug Administration."
The only text of its kind available, Business Law for Paralegals: A Hands-On Approach is a practical, application-oriented, business law text written specifically for the paralegal. The text emphasizes the daily tasks and responsibilities of a paralegal involved in business law, and provides numerous examples and hands-on applications to illustrate key concepts. The text includes significant cases and their relevance to the topics discussed; examples of business organizational documents from letters of intent to the exploration of typical contracts; practical assignments based on real world problems faced by business people and attorneys; and a step-by-step analysis of the creation of contracts and the common clauses contained in them. Learning features include numerous sidebars addressing a wide variety of issues; end-of-chapter exercises; "Business Case File", which provides profiles of various businesses and how they negotiate, buy, sell, and carry out daily activities; and "Help This Business", a tool which presents a wide variety of typical business problems and the legal methods used to address those problems. Learning objectives, web sites for further research and discussion, case excerpts, and Paralegal Checklists appear in each chapter to further aid student comprehension of key concepts. This is a must-have resource for the paralegal student studying business law.
Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law.
Features of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach:
"If you were a contraction, you would be a shortened form of two words put together. You would change ""it"" and ""is"" to IT'S and ""could"" and ""not"" to COULDN'T. What else could you do if you were a contraction?"
Accounts of natural law moral philosophy and theology sought principles and precepts for morality, law, and other forms of social authority, whose prescriptive force was not dependent for validity on human decision, social influence, past tradition, or cultural convention, but through natural reason itself.
This volume critically explores and assesses our contemporary culture wars in terms of: the possibility of natural law moral philosophy and theology to provide a unique, content-full, canonical morality; the character and nature of moral pluralism; the limits of justifiable national and international policy seeking to produce and preserve human happiness, social justice, and the common good; the ways in which morality, moral epistemology, and social political reform must be set within the broader context of an appropriately philosophically and theologically anchored anthropology. This work will be of interest to philosophers, theologians, bioethicists, ethicists and political scientists.
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