How not to get sued for bloggers

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CUNY Prof. Geanne Rosenberg has put up an online course for bloggers and media practitioners with the 10 things you need to know to stay out of court. As Jeff Jarvis, my source on this post, says it’s quick, clear, easy, and fun with videos and quizzes.

The 10 rules to blog by:

  1. Check your facts.
  2. Avoid virtual vendettas.
  3. Obey the law.
  4. Weigh promises.
  5. Reveal secrets selectively.
  6. Consider what you copy.
  7. Learn recording limits.
  8. Don’t abuse anonymity.
  9. Shun conflicts of interest.
  10. Seek legal advice.

Jeff also mentions Berkman Center at Harvard, who helped produced this course, is putting online a legal guide with information on such topics as setting up a publishing business.

Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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