Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Legal Issues Around Twitter

Great thoughts and links from the gang at Recommind on the legal issues around Twitter.

Taken from their recent posting, "The Library of Congress recently announced they are archiving every single tweet ever posted on Twitter. Suddenly the post and comments we make have become set in stone, to be forever logged into the public record. It makes you wonder, if the information held in social networking sites is so important that it is being added into the history books of the United States, how long until it becomes important to the legal system? When does it become discoverable information in a case?"

As Neil says, "Companies are waking up to the reality of social media and the need to put a corporate policy in place."

For those who are interested in future thinking in this space, Denise Backhouse, Associate at
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Craig Carpenter, General Counsel at Recommind will be presenting a webinar on this topic on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

The webinar is titled “Tweet This: How Social Media Could Land Companies in Hot Water” and is being hosted by Inside Counsel Magazine. Full details on the session can be found
here.