Laws for Bloggers

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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Laws apply to bloggers too. Resources that help make rights and responsibilities clear are always helpful, and this article is a useful compendium of twelve of the more important issues to bear in mind when blogging.

While the Internet still retains some of the “wild wild west” feel, increasingly Internet activity, and particular blogging, is being shaped and governed by state and federal laws. For US bloggers in particular, blogging has become a veritable land mine of potential legal issues, and the situation isn’t helped by the fact that the law in this area is constantly in flux. In this article we highlight twelve of the most important US laws when it comes to blogging and provide some simple and straightforward tips for safely navigating them.

And, as previously mentioned on 4/2, the EFF has a very useful guide for bloggers as well:

But here’s the important part: None of this should stop you from blogging. Freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Internet bullies shouldn’t use the law to stifle legitimate free expression. That’s why EFF created this guide, compiling a number of FAQs designed to help you understand your rights and, if necessary, defend your freedom.