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EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:14 am    Post subject: EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers Reply with quote

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. Smile
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