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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 […]

Are Bloggers Journalists? Are Journalists Bloggers?

In 2010, a survey conducted by PRWeek and PRNewswire found that over half of all bloggers consider themselves to be journalists. This was up from just a third of all bloggers two years before. The question of whether or not bloggers are journalists is an old one and it can be an important one legally. […]

5 Laws Bloggers Can Be Thankful For

When it comes to blogging and the law, we hear a great deal about what the law prohibits us from doing. Bloggers are quick to gripe when they can’t post the music they want on their site, say what they want about another person or generally do all of the things that they want to […]

3 Blogging Legal Nightmares That Actually Happened

In seven short days, it will be Halloween. But while the the ghosts practice their moaning and the werewolves sharpen their fangs, I’m reminded of an old maxim that nothing is more frightening than a scary story that happens to be true. Unfortunately for bloggers, there happens to be a great deal to be scared […]