21 May 2010

SCGS Social Media Policy

Jamboree has enjoyed a special relationship with the blogging community since the first Blogger Summit in 2008.  Just two years ago, 90% of the active genealogy blogging community could be seated at a dais.  Now, we would be hard pressed to find a room that would hold everyone!

To ensure that we have an environment that is mutually supportive for the social medial users, our lecturers, and our lecture audience members, the SCGS Board of Directors adopted the following Social Media Policy:

The Southern California Genealogical Society is an active supporter of the use of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and blogging) at its events, including the society’s annual Genealogy Jamboree.  Event attendees are allowed and encouraged to promote, critique, and review the conference, its exhibitors, speakers, and activities using these forms of media.

Use of smartphones, netbooks, laptops, etc., shall not disrupt other attendees.  Mobile device ringers must be set to silent during lecture sessions.

Attendees are prohibited from recording the proceedings of any lecture or workshop session by any means, including but not limited to photography, audio recording, video recording, or verbatim transcription, without expressed written permission from both SCGS and the lecture speaker.  Some sessions will be professionally audio recorded and available after the event.

Social media may be used to summarize or extract lecture content provided:
(1) the author is referenced and cited appropriately; and
(2) material is not shared in full. 

We fully respect the intellectual property rights of the authors of syllabus materials and lecture content. Copyright laws apply.

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