NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 25, 2019 – Noon Time Legal Seminar, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 ‘Our Lives Online: Social Media in 2019’ held at the Nevada County Superior Court, Law Library, 201 Church Street, Nevada City from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cost: $30 Attorneys (MCLE credit); $15 Public.

Open to attorneys and the public. Attorneys will receive one hour of MCLE credit. To enroll, please call 530-265-7161 or email Arrive by 11:45 a.m. to complete registration and payment.

The bright days when the internet was viewed as bringing us all together are gone. Increasing social media is blamed for a variety of social ills.  Its effect on politics and on our personal lives are now often portrayed in a negative light.  This presentation will review legislation in Europe, the United States, and California that are designed to protect privacy and limit the use of data. However, will they be successful?  Do people really care?  What role does tort law – developed over the centuries – has to say about social media?  We will conclude with an examination of a recent incident involving Nicholas Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School. Is this a case for defamation?

About Eric Little

Eric Little is an attorney in Nevada City, who represents technology companies and start-ups.  Prior to moving to Nevada City, Mr. Little was with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California, where he was responsible for analyzing the pre-money valuations and deal terms of thousands of WSGR start-up clients. His legal career began with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. Subsequently, he practiced with Shearman and Sterling in Manhattan, and Legato, then EMC Corporation, in Mountain View, California.  For 15 years, he ran a private software company.