Everyone has a blog. And if you thought there are no rules, you are wrong. You can get in legal issues if you are not careful.
Electronic Frontier Foundation has compiled a Legal Guide for Bloggers. They say
“Like all journalists and publishers, bloggers sometimes publish information that other people don’t want published. You might, for example, publish something that someone considers defamatory, republish an AP news story that’s under copyright, or write a lengthy piece detailing the alleged crimes of a candidate for public office.”
“The difference between you and the reporter at your local newspaper is that in many cases, you may not have the benefit of training or resources to help you determine whether what you’re doing is legal.”
This guide compiles a number of FAQs designed to help you understand your rights and, if necessary, defend your freedom. It guides about legal issues you may confront as a blogger, your rights, so that you can blog freely with the knowledge that your legitimate speech is protected. Read the legal FAQ before proceeding with your next post. [Found via Blogger Buzz]