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LIJ March 2014

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Social media and the law special issue

By LIV Social Media

Feature Articles

Sharing in the digital age

SOCIAL MEDIA

Sharing in the digital age

The introduction of Web 2.0 has enabled interaction and collaboration between users and transformed our personal and professional lives. 

By Fabian Horton

New media on trial

SOCIAL MEDIA

New media on trial

Rules regarding the use of social media in Victorian courts and tribunals vary and all are subject to judicial discretion. 

By Kerry O’Shea

Social media and the courts

COURT COMMUNICATIONS

Social media and the courts

Australian courts have not, in general, been early adopters of social media, and where they have engaged with the technology, it has often been in the context of regulating its use by others. This article explores how courts can make more direct and active use of social media, and the opportunities and pitfalls associated with it. 

By Alysia Blackham and George Williams

Beware anti-social media

PRACTICE OF LAW

Beware anti-social media

The use of social media is rapidly increasing but it comes with traps for the naive and unwary. Lawyers need to keep an eye on their practice areas. 

By Fabian Horton

Face it, nothing's private

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Face it, nothing's private

Using Facebook as a case study, this article considers whether the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) applies to social media companies and the utility of the protections afforded by that Act. It also gives an overview of some of the privacy protections available under Facebook’s privacy policy. 

By Katie Miller

Netiquette in Aladdin's cave

FAMILY LAW

Netiquette in Aladdin's cave

Social media activity can affect proceedings. Practitioners need to discuss it at their initial client conference as a step in protecting their client’s interests. 

By Evelyn Young and Louise Fairbairn

Risks, rewards and retweets Social media, marketing and the law

MARKETING

Risks, rewards and retweets Social media, marketing and the law

In Australia in 2014 almost every major marketing promotion will include “social” elements. Here we answer marketers’ top social media law FAQs. 

By Paul Kallenbach, Claire Kowarsky and Nicole Reid

Always

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Always "at work"? Bullying and social media

The new anti-bullying provisions of the Fair Work Act provide a remedy for bullied workers – and a challenge of interpretation for the Fair Work Commission.

By Josh Bornstein and Emeline Gaske

From tweet to defeat

CRIMINAL EVIDENCE

From tweet to defeat

In every function of the criminal process, from pre-interview to appeal, lawyers need to be aware of the effects and evidentiary value of social media.

By Bill Doogue

 



Publications Department

(for LIJ (Law Institute Journal) and LIV Directory and Diary inquiries only) Tel:(61 3) 9607 9319 Fax:(61 3) 9607 9451 Email: CFord@liv.asn.au Managing editor: Carolyn Ford. Sub-editor/publications coordinator: Mary Kerley. Journalist: Karin Derkley. Sub-editor/proofreader: Libby Brown. Art director: Katherine Alexander. Editorial & administrative assistant: Sophie Suelzle. Advertising: Lisa Crowle.

 

Editorial committee

Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.

 

Editorial policy

All contributions and letters to the editor to be addressed to: Managing editor, Carolyn Ford, Law Institute of Victoria Ltd, GPO Box 263, Melbourne 3001. Tel: (61 3) 9607 9319. Mob: 0406 004 935. Fax: (61 3) 9607 9451. Email: CFord@liv.asn.au. Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria. No responsibility is accepted by the Institute, the editor or the printers for the accuracy of information contained in the text and advertisements.

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