Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:14 am Post subject: EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a Legal Guide for Bloggers that covers the following topic areas:
The Overview of Legal Liability Issues FAQ briefly addresses some common legal issues that affect you as a publisher, especially situations where you may face legal claims or threats based on the information you published on your blog.
Intellectual Property addresses issues that arise when you publish material created by others on your blog.
Online Defamation Law provides an overview of defamation (libel) law, including a discussion of the constitutional and statutory privileges that may protect you.
Section 230 Protections discusses a powerful federal law that gives you, as a web host, protection against legal claims arising from hosting information written by third parties.
The legal issues surrounding the privacy rights of people you blog about.
Reporter's Privilege is useful to bloggers who report news gathered from confidential sources.
Media Access can help bloggers who need to get access to public records and government meetings, as well as secure press passes to help with newsgathering.
The legal issues you may face blogging about political campaigns.
Labor Law addresses legal issues with workplace blogging, including union organizing, protections for political blogging away from the workplace, and whistle blowing.
(Note: All info above copied and pasted from the EFF's site to ensure accuracy, all text in the above list is EFF's wording, not mine.)
Not all applies to Anime & Manga bloggers, but some of it does. It's always good to know your rights though.
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