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Digital Publishing and Online Ad Liability … In an Election Year

Recorded on March 2, 2012

The way content explodes across digital news sites on a moment’s notice means newspaper must understand how best to protect themselves from legal scrutiny.

In this webinar we will cover:

– Digital publishing/webcasting legal fundamentals – Explore the rules regarding defamation, copyright and right of publicity on news websites that include user-generated content.

– Online Advertising – Assure your terms and conditions and other protections apply to advertisers.

– Political Advertising (including ways to attract and increase it) — Who is buying online political ads and what are the “red flags” to watch for.


Registration fee:   $35

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The Presenter …

John Bussian has represented the media on a national level in the courts and political arena for 30 years. He regularly litigates First Amendment matters, including libel and invasion of privacy lawsuits against media interests. He handles cases for the media to preserve distribution rights, protect copyrights, secure access to government records, and protect against subpoenas and other attempts to force disclosure of users posting material to websites. John chairs the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association First Amendment Committee.


Charles Marshall is a partner at Brooks Pierce. He advises media companies and trade associations on digital media issues, including defamation, right of publicity, copyright and related newsgathering issues.  He served as outside counsel to the McCain-Palin Presidential campaign on media law issues, where he worked on trademark, copyright and privacy issues. He regularly appears before state and federal courts and has special experience in appellate advocacy from his prior work at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.