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There is no denying that social media has taken over our society. Even those who are not well versed in social media have a basic understanding of what it does and how it operates. With this emergence of social media, each industry has had to adapt practices and policies in order to comply with social media and to “keep up with the times” and with the law. The legal world is one that is still trying to navigate through the waters of social media, and they have done so by creating “social media law”. These laws directly effect copyright law, as many things posted on the internet now face the question of whether or not they are protected by traditional copyright laws or whether they fall under fair use standards.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 13, 2017. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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