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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 | 2017-12-07T07:01:16+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: , |

How to Approach Social Media Policies

Are you looking for a Social Media Policy? Are Social Media Policies worth it? Wikpedia 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 [...]

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 | 2017-12-07T07:01:33+00:00 May 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 | 2017-12-07T07:01:41+00:00 November 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 | 2017-12-07T07:01:41+00:00 November 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |