Media centre

Media Centre


This page contains information about Web•Tech•Law, its content and how to reach its people. This page is intended primarily for journalists, PR practitioners and events co-ordinators but it may be useful for anyone doing similar work and who may need to interface with us.


Bio (short version):

Paul Jacobson is Web•Tech•Law’s Director and an Internet Lawyer who specialises in digital and social media related law. Paul focuses on the intersect between the social Web and the law and has a firm grasp of and actively uses a number of social media platforms and tools. He is particularly interested in open content licenses, privacy and protection of personal information, reputation management and freedom of expression on the Web.

Bio (long version):

Paul Jacobson is Web•Tech•Law’s Director and an Internet Media Lawyer who specialises in digital and social media related law. He started out his career as a commercial litigation attorney with Werksmans Incorporated and left to start his own practice, Jacobson Attorneys, in August 2005. On 1 August 2007 he launched a new media law and policy focus area in Jacobson Attorneys and developed this focus area into a Web and Digital Media law speciality with Web•Tech•Law’s launch in early 2012. This new emphasis draws on his experience with social media to provide an innovative service to clients involved in the social media space.

He has worked as General Counsel for the non-profit organisation iCommons and served as a member of a sub-committee of the SA Standards sub-committee dealing with Information Technology: Document Description and Processing Languages which recently considered and rejected the proposed Office Open XML standard in South Africa. He is presently also a part-time WASPA adjudicator and considers complaints filed against mobile operators registered as WASPA members.

Paul focuses on the intersect between the social Web and the law. He is particularly interested in open content licenses, protection of personal information, reputation issues and freedom of expression on the Web. He has maintained blogs since December 2004 and takes an active interest in the South African online digital community. He is also a social media fanatic and makes use of a variety of online services to interact with clients, colleagues and members of the broader online community including Twitter.

Paul has been frequently quoted in the media on a range of topics. Links to a number of articles is on this page.

Our primary contact person is Paul Jacobson.  Paul is available weekdays from 08:00 to 18:00 and outside these times by arrangement.  His contact details are as follows: 

  • Phone: 083 444 8260 (voice, SMS and Whatsapp)
  • Fax: 086 683 1731
  • Email: paul _at_ webtechlaw dotcom
  • IM: pljcbsn _at_ gmail dotcom or paul _at_ webtechlaw dotcom (both are GTalk/Jabber)
  • Skype: pljcbsn (please identify yourself in your connection request)
  • Twitter: @pauljacobson

You can also get in touch using our general contact form and can find our address details here.


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