Talking in Different Languages: The Comparative Impact of Cultural and Legal Differences on Social Media in an International Context
A probing survey on how social media is used in various countries and how that use emerges from the political, philosophical and IP regimes of those countries. What legal issues are raised by this varied social media use, particularly regarding IP? Ultimately, what are the idiosyncratic cultural characteristics of certain countries and what conflicts may emerge between them as social media?
International Intellectual Property Rights Committee, International Commercial Transactions, Franchising and Distribution Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Ladas & ParryNew York, New York
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
New York, New York
Matthew D. Asbell
Matthew D. Asbell is an Associate of Ladas & Parry LLP. Asbell primarily practices trademark and patent law, both domestically and internationally.
Marcella Harshbarger is a corporate attorney at Orange-France Telecom in Washington, DC, a global telecommunications company. She has practiced corporate law with law firms in New York and Washington, DC, and is a member of the Duke University School of Law Young Alumni Board, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of DC, the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Her practice includes corporate governance, employment law, data privacy law, and technology agreements.
David Sorensen is a partner at Hinshaw Culbertson LLP in Chicago, Illinois. David Sorensen focuses his practice in the areas of professional liability and products liability defense with particular emphasis on the representation of lawyers, physicians and hospitals, and medical device and toxic tort matters. He works closely with physicians, hospital staff and risk management professionals to devise creative and effective approaches to defending claims, and counsels attorneys in matters of risk management, professional responsibility and legal ethics.
Angela Zener is the director of Web 2.0, Communities and Content at LexisNexis. Her work involves providing thought leadership in applying social media to enrich the LexisNexis customer experience and maintaining the rich content and networking experience on the lexisnexis communities sites. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Angela was the Director of Total Customer Experience and Content at SAP and was a Senior Consultant for various Management Consulting and Human Resource firms. Angela is originally from the Bay Area and attended the University of California at Berkeley.
Voluntary association (founded 1878) of U.S. lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. The largest bar association in the U.S., it seeks to improve the legal profession, ensure the availability of legal services to all citizens, and improve the administration of justice. It conducts educational and research projects, sponsors professional meetings, and publishes a monthly journal. At the beginning of the 21st century its membership exceeded 400,000.
Body of legal rules, norms, and standards that apply between sovereign states and other entities that are legally recognized as international actors. The term was coined by the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham. Important elements of international law include sovereignty, recognition (which allows a country to honour the claims of another), consent (which allows for modifications in international agreements to fit the customs of a country), freedom of the high seas, self-defense (which ensures that measures may be taken against illegal acts committed against a sovereign country), freedom of commerce, and protection of nationals abroad. International courts, such as the International Court of Justice, resolve disputes on these and other matters, including war crimes. See alsoasylum; immunity.