The book, “Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans,’’ provides organizers of flash mobs — whether staged as a fun and irreverent group activity, protest strategy or promotional pitch — what to know from a legal perspective. Applicable laws cover a surprising array of categories, from criminal, entertainment and employment law to issues of intellectual property and First Amendment rights.
“Flash Mob Law” is considered the first book of its kind to discuss the legal side of flash mobs and should appeal to anyone who relishes improvisation and spontaneity. The book also addresses the question of what is and what isn’t a flash mob and discusses how the media has hijacked the term to describe criminal and even violent group activities.
The author, Ruth Carter, is the owner of Carter Law Firm in Phoenix. She specializes in business formation and contracts, intellectual property, social media law and flash mob law. In 2009, she co-founded Improv AZ, a prank and flash mob troupe in Phoenix. Since then, she has helped organize and participated in more than two dozen flash mobs and pranks. In 2012, the ABA Journal selected her as part of its class of Legal Rebels — lawyers who are remaking the legal profession.
Title: “Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights,
No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans’’
Publisher: ABA Publishing
Product Code: 1620561
Size: 6 inches x 9 inches
Orders: Order the book at http://ambar.org/flashmob or call 800-285-2221
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