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Smith Moore Attorney Presents at National Social Media Summit

Smith Moore Attorney Presents at National Social Media Summit

November 7, 2007

Denise Smith Cline offers counsel on new media practices

RALEIGH, NC – Smith Moore LLP attorney Denise Smith Cline was a recent presenter at The Advanced Learning Institute's Third Annual National Social Media Summit in New York.  Cline offered legal counsel on blogging and social networking to attendees seeking to use the latest media technologies to enhance their business.

Cline, who is a partner in the Smith Moore firm and frequent speaker on topics related to new media, offered insights into the federal laws that protect bloggers and social networkers in the areas of libel and slander.  In addition, Cline also gave a basic overview of intellectual property laws, including copyright and trademark, and presented information on the legal liability of social networkers for third party speech.  "It was an honor for me to be involved in a national summit on an emerging topic like social media," said Cline.  "Courts and legislatures are typically behind technology in the process of adapting laws to new circumstances, but for bloggers and social networkers, there are some federal laws that offer protection from liability resulting from posting the work of third parties."

The event, sponsored by the New York International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Social Media Club, was developed as an information forum on the use of blogging, podcasting and other web 2.0 technologies to engage employees, reach customers, and build brands.

Contact: Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore LLP


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