3 Self-Gifts to Protect Your Blog Legally

The holiday season, for most, is a time for giving gifts to others. However, it’s also often a time of being generous to oneself and enjoying the finer things in life that, often times, we deprive ourselves most of the year. When it comes to your blog and the laws that govern it, it’s no […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Fear Being Sued (Too Much)

No one wants to be sued, ever. Most of us would rather resolve our differences through negotiation, communication and, failing that, arm wrestling, drag races or just about any other means. Yet, when people get angry online, it seems to be that’s the first a lot of people do, threaten a lawsuit. While you shouldn’t […]

Avoiding the Legal Perils of Video Blogging

Blogging is increasingly becoming a multimedia activity with more writers also adding images, audio and video to their sites. But while video blogging, or vlogging, is a great way to reach out to a new audience and engage your existing audience in a new way, it brings with it a whole new set of legal […]

What the Law Says About User-Generated Content

Most sites these days are a mixture of content created by the site’s creator and content uploaded by those who visit it. The exact formula changes depending on the site itself. For example, a less-travelled blog may have thousands of posts by the author and only a handful of comments by readers. On the other […]

5 Areas of Law Every Blogger Should Know

Blogging is an activity that is fraught with legal peril. Though most bloggers will go their entire lives without a lawsuit or a serious legal threat, it does happen and regularly. It’s important to remember that blogging is, for the purpose of the law, the same as running your own newspaper or TV station. Every […]