The legal implications of student use of social networking sites in the UK and US: current concerns and lessons for the future

Davies, Mark R and Lee, Barbara A (2008) The legal implications of student use of social networking sites in the UK and US: current concerns and lessons for the future. Education and the Law, 20 (3). pp. 259-288. ISSN 0953-9964

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Abstract

This paper provides a comparative snapshot of the current state of the law in the US and UK with respect to potential liability of university and college students for use (and misuse) of social networking sites. It reviews the limited case law on this topic, highlights the differences in the two nations' laws of defamation and the various possible legal claims available to individuals allegedly harmed by postings on these social networking sites, and concludes that neither country currently offers a satisfactory legal or quasi-legal model for resolving these disputes.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Mark Davies
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:52
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 11:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28555
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