Tuesday May 10, 2011

Facebook or Your Job?

An upcoming IP law symposium will discuss whether posting to social media sites at work is a reason for dismissal and new EU rules on cookies.

A new European Union directive requiring websites to get visitors' consent for cookies and whether posting to social media sites at work is a reason for dismissal are among the topics to be discussed during an upcoming University of Dayton School of Law Symposium.

The University of Dayton School of Law's annual Significant Developments in Intellectual Property Law of Computers and Cyberspace is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Keller Hall.

"Social media is a hot topic because it is such a big part of everyone's lives, whether for business or not," said Kelly Henrici, executive director of the University of Dayton School of Law's Program in Law and Technology.

The daylong conference, in its 21st year, will feature national and international experts counseling participants on consumer privacy, drafting software licensing agreements and trademark counterfeiting, among other topics.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Edward Damich and Lesley Fair, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, are among the scheduled speakers.

The conference costs $395. Scholarships are available for full-time judges, government employees and students. The cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch and course materials. Participants are eligible for six hours of continuing legal education credit in Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky.

A complete schedule, brochure and registration form can be found through the related link. For more information or to register, contact Nan Holler-Potter at 937-229-4676.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.