Lisa Borodkin: Law of the Blogosphere

Topic: Law of the Blogosphere

Lisa Borodkin will be presenting Law of the Blogosphere. This is a one-hour session covering current legal concepts that every blogger should know. Lisa will cover the special laws applicable to the Internet and blogging, with special focus on copyright, trademark, defamation, First Amendment, contracts, domain name transfers and disputes, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Her presentation will help bloggers separate facts about the law from myths, and offer some best practices to avoid common legal problems.

Lisa Borodkin is passionate about popularizing technology and simplifying the law.

Lisa has a private law practice in Los Angeles focused on technology, law and media. Her practice has evolved with the Internet, from meta tag infringement, cybersquatting, and Napster, to technology IPOs, file-sharing litigation, Web 2.0, reputation rating websites and advising technology startups. She has represented AOL, Network Solutions, Dr. Dre, Metallica and negotiated with film and television studios and online web television distributors. Her IP litigation focuses on impact Internet law cases.

Lisa is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Interactive Peer Group and is a reviewer and Law topic admin on

Lisa is a regular contributor to California Lawyer Magazine on legal ethics in the social media age. She has appeared as a guest on Denise Howell’s “This Week in Law” on the TWiT network and guest lectured at USC Gould School of Law and USC’s Annenberg School.

She is the co-author with Jack Lerner of “We, the Users – Facebook Users’ Bill of Rights,” an editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle in May 2010. She has practiced Internet law since 1998, and has previously been a keynote speaker at BlogWorld and a panelist at South by Southwest Interactive.

Lisa received an A.B. from Harvard College, a Master’s degree from the University of London and a J.D. from Columbia University.

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