Media & the Law Seminar
Each year, the University of Kansas School of Law and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Media Law Committee join together to host the Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City, along with other local events, to facilitate and encourage dialogue about the latest legal issues and developments in media, law and technology.
Registration for the 2014 seminar will be available soon!
The 27th Annual Media & the Law Seminar
"When Bytes Bite Back"
Friday, April 25, 2014
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
As the world becomes increasingly populated by connected devices that collect and share information, our digital lives literally unfold byte by byte. The ability to immediately access and share this data creates many benefits, but our digital gratification also raises profound concerns about data privacy, security, and liability. Every post, click, ping, and text leaves behind an indelible trail of information that can be used by third parties, including employers, prospective employers, opposing counsel, marketers, and government agencies, to create digital dossiers on individuals, organizations, and businesses. Because a reputation can be made or destroyed with just a click of a mouse, soccer moms and corporations alike seek to erase, rebuild, enhance, and manage their online identities. Against this wired backdrop, a unique tension exists in the workplace as email, text, and social media have replaced the water cooler, and employees increasingly use company time - and company devices - to manage their virtual lives giving rise to a host of legal and HR headaches for employers.
At this year's seminar, experts will discuss the conflicts that exist between access, privacy, and the First Amendment as disparate interests aggregate, exploit, and extrapolate information from third-party data for personal gain. What are the ethical implications of "Googling" paneled or sitting jurors and sifting through their social media pages for bias? Can employers gain access to employee Facebook pages to search for incriminating posts and "selfies"? What are the legal ramifications of personal content disseminated from a company device? How can we get access to, and control over, the vast amounts of personal information that government agencies and private companies collect and keep about us? We will explore what is being done by individuals and companies to rehabilitate virtual reputations and the challenges it presents for journalists and other newsgatherers when online history is revised. Panelists will also discuss how attorneys can help clients minimize risk, including employment practices, network security, and intellectual property liability, which are inherent in today's digital environment.
"Tweeting" and "liking" on the job and the issues social media creates for employers and employees
How to rehabilitate, restore or rewrite damaged online reputations, and the legal and ethical issues this raises for journalists
The propriety of using social media to investigate and monitor jurors
Recovering after data exposure
Finding and managing the digital files others keep about you
Cutting off liability for cutting-edge copyright problems
ABA TIPS Media and Defamation Torts Committee and
Thursday, April 24, 2014
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
If your non-media clients rely on their CGL policies to ensure Internet and advertising activities, think again. Changes to CGL policies have resulted in limited Advertising and Personal Injury Coverage.
|April 24, 2014|
|Help Me! I'm Shrinking
(if attending the Seminar on April 25, 2014)
|Help Me! I'm Shrinking||$25|
|April 25, 2014|
|Member of the Public||$110|
- Country Club Plaza - Across the street from the InterContinental Hotel at the Plaza, the 15-block district is one of Kansas City's popular retail, dining and entertainment destinations.
- Westport - A fusion of local eateries, fashionable boutiques and hot night spots compounded with remnants of the neighborhood's historic past, this entertainment district boasts a rich history as the oldest established community in Kansas City. More than 150 years ago, Westport marked the passage into the western frontier and set the foundation for what it is today: a thriving shopping center and entertainment district.
- Crossroads Arts District - Kansas City's eclectic enclave hosts boutique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, creative businesses, studios and art galleries.
- Kansas City Power & Light District - Spread over a half-million square feet, the Kansas City Power & Light District is the Midwest's premier entertainment epicenter. With more than 50 unique and captivating shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, the district offers something for everyone.
About Media and the Law
Since 1987, the Media and the Law seminar series has brought together lawyers, judges and others to discuss legal issues and trends in media, law and technology. Initiated by leadership in the Kansas City media liability insurance community, the seminar is planned by local area media lawyers, journalists and educators and coordinated by the University of Kansas Continuing Education staff. From the latest First Amendment litigation to emerging social media risks, the "hot topics" of each year are explored and debated by a panel of experts and distinguished speakers.
For questions, contact KU Continuing Education at:
KU Continuing Education
1515 Saint Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047-1619
Phone: 785-864-5823 or (toll free) 877-404-5823