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Social media risk: What should I not say online?

Social media is a wonderful tool for communication and engagement between friends, or even complete strangers. But as with all tools, there certain risks that you have to be aware of when using it. Protecting your privacy is one of [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:28:23+02:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Social Media Law|

How to approach social media policies successfully

Are you looking for a Social Media Policy? Are Social Media Policies worth it? Wikipedia defines social media as “media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to [...]

Film and Publications Bill – Internet Censorship?

Last week, the South African parliament passed the Film and Publications Bill (or the Film and Publications Amendment Bill). There has been a great deal wrong with the Bill since it was first proposed, and we joined many other interested [...]

By |2019-06-27T09:43:51+02:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Media Law, Social Media Law|

Hate Bill or Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill or Hate Bill is a new draft Bill from Parliament. The Hate Bill criminalises hates crimes and hate speech. We all need to take notice of Hate Crimes and [...]

By |2019-06-27T13:57:25+02:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: , |

Social media legal strategy

All companies should have a social media legal strategy. The following five factors should be taken into account: Developing a standalone Social Media Policy or including social media policy statements in an existing policy (read our article on different approaches to social [...]

By |2018-12-06T14:58:01+02:00May 11th, 2014|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |

Liability for Impersonating Someone Online

Does the law allow you to impersonate someone online? An American woman in New Jersey found a possible answer to this question. She  was charged with identity theft and faced 18 months in prison for impersonating her ex-boyfriend on Facebook [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:06:33+02:00November 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: , |

Impersonation and fake social media accounts

A fake social media account could result in legal action against the impersonator in terms of either civil or criminal law. However, this pre-supposes that one is able to ascertain the true identity of the person behind the impersonation. This [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:09:37+02:00November 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |