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Why Plagiarizing On Your Blog is Always a Bad Idea

By now, everyone should know that plagiarizing on your blog is ethically wrong and, in most cases, illegal. If you get caught the punishments can be severe as you can face legal consequences, including copyright infringement lawsuits, DMCA takedown notices and more, as well as damage to your reputation and your career. But let’s say […]

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The 3 Dumbest Ways to Get in Legal Trouble Online

Though the law may never fully catch up to the pace of innovation on the Internet, it certainly is trying and there are a lot of ways you can find yourself in legal trouble on the Web. Many of the ways are obscure, complex and difficult to avoid. Is using that passage from a site […]

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3 Grim Legal Realities on the Web

One of the great things about the Internet is how it makes us feel. It can easily seem like the Web is a secure, anonymous and inviting place that enables you to either get in touch with your closest friends or reach out to an audience of millions. The Internet is home to YouTube, the […]

What the Meltwater Case Could Mean for Bloggers

Last month, a federal district judge in New York City handed down a controversial ruling in the case of Associated Press (AP) v. Meltwater. The mammoth 91-page decision, a summary judgment in favor of the AP, was a crushing defeat for the news aggregation service Meltwater, which is left considering “options” after the decision was […]

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3 Areas of Law We Have Not Begun to Touch

Copyright, trademark, privacy and pornography. These are all issues that, while still very much unsettled, we’ve at least begun to address online. While not all of the answers have been great, there are signs that the law is thinking about these issues and that the wheels of justice are grinding forward. So while that may […]