This Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University panel looks at the challenges, both legal and journalistic, facing media organizations that seek to build and maintain online communities, from article comments to community forums and blogs.
Issues include the role of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, content strategy, dealing with and protecting anonymous commenters, and concerns regarding defamation and privacy.
- Patrick Carome - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Bill Densmore
- Eric Goldman - Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
- Jeff Howe - Contributing editor at Wired.com and author of Crowdsourcing
- Barbara Wall - Vice President/Senior Associate General Counsel, Gannett Co.
- David Ardia (moderator) - Director, Citizen Media Law Project, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
This panel is part of the Online Media Legal Network's 2010 conference "Journalism's Digital Transition: Unique Legal Challenges and Opportunities" held at Harvard Law School on Friday, April 9, 2010.