Gov 2.0, Federal Use of Social Media and the Law

Fueling the Innovation Economy
Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:

The adoption of social media and Web platforms by the federal government has accelerated rapidly over recent years. Underneath that growth, however, has been a complex dance of legal navigation, including contracts, service level agreements, copyrights, trademarks and more.

Elizabeth Hochberg will talk about social media, Gov 2.0 technologies and the law, including how GSA uses, protects, and shares intellectual property within the agency, between its sister agencies, and with the general public.

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Elizabeth Hochberg

General Services Administration

Beth is a member of the General Law Division in the General Services Administration’s Office of General Counsel. She advises the agency in all areas of intellectual property, specializing in trademark, domain name, and media law. Beth is acknowledged as a leading legal expert and practitioner in the field of federal agency use of Gov 2.0. You can find her most places online as SheofDC.

Prior to earning her JD and LLM degrees in intellectual property law from the Franklin Pierce Law Center-UNH School of Law, Beth received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in piano performance from Kansas State University. She is the author of two books on intellectual property law and has released two CD’s of classical piano music.

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