Social media for good and content copyright next topics for Digital Citizens and Social Media Club Sydney

Sydney’s social media community is spoilt for choice this month with, Mumbrella can reveal, Digital Citizens meeting next week to talk about using social media for social good, while Social Media Club Sydney meets the following week to discuss copyright in social media content.  

The Digital Citizens Social Media for Social Good event takes place next Tuesday, April 13, at the Burdekin Hotel on Oxford Street.

Speakers include Nic Mackay, MD of The Human Race, which helps companies and brands behave in a socially responsible way. He recently gave a bravura presentation at the Battle of Big Thinking.

Former AdNews journalist Mark Chenery, who now works for Action Aid Australia, will be discussing Project TOTO, which attempted to use bloggers to help tackle poverty.

Also on the panel will be PR professional Karalee Evans.

Bookings for the Digital Citizens event can be made via this link.

And the Social Media Club Sydney event – Who “owns” social content? – takes place at The Supper Club on Oxford Street on Monday April 19.

The topic, which examines copyright issues around user generated content – is a topical one, with disquiet brewing over Tourism Australia’s current “There’s nothing like…” campaign which asks entrants to relinquish their image rights.

Speakers include Professor Brian Fitzgerald – Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology. He will be representing Creative Commons Australia which manages the Australian versions of the Creative Commons licences.

And solicitor Stephen von Muenster, who advises ad agencies about rights issues will also be presenting.

Bookings for the Social Media Club Sydney event can be made via this link.


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