Blogging and the Law
|The Electronic Frontier Foundation has recently updated their legal guide for bloggers: you can find it on their website here . The guide addresses a broad range of legal pitfalls that a blogger might encounter. The news has been full of bloggers who suffered retribution from their employers - but the EFF points out that this is just one possible area of legal conflict. In general, bloggers might run afoul of claims in any of these areas:|
The difference between you and the reporter at your local newspaper is that in many cases, you may not have the benefit of training or resources to help you determine whether what you're doing is legal. And on top of that, sometimes knowing the law doesn't help - in many cases it was written for traditional journalists, and the courts haven't yet decided how it applies to bloggers.This a link every blogger needs to have on his or her desktop.
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