- Saturday, November 2nd, 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
- Century Ballroom C
- Clay CalvertDirector of the Brechner First Amendment Project, University of Florida
- Jennifer Mansfield Partner, Holland & Knight
- Karyn TraphagenExecutive director and co-founder, ScienceOnline
- Rebecca BurtonMaster's student, Science/Health Communications, University of Florida; freelance science writer
- Joseph KaysDirector of research communications, University of Florida
Twitter, Facebook, blogs, websites – all are powerful tools for communicating, but just because the messages are short doesn’t mean they are exempt from legal challenge. There are numerous examples of Tweets prompting lawsuits for defamation, libel and copyright violation. So even if you’re Tweeting about dark matter, be careful what you say and what you show.
To sort out the emerging issues of social media law and how they might apply to science writers, we’ll bring together several top thinkers in the field.