Legal Aspects of Blogging
I found important information on legal aspects of blogging here.... Bloggers' Legal Guide. Please check it out. The important aspect I found is bloggers may not have the legal training that reporters have. Many bloggers write on current affaires and politics. I have found a big difference in the writing style of bloggers and professional news sites. So what precaution should be taken, to avoid any problem related to legal issues?
Please share your views and knowledge on legal issues.
I don't really like the concept of bloggers even thinking about this as it kills the basic funda of blogging (especially those who are not professional)
If its offending, you can always report to the website host and maybe they can do something about it (if it violates their EULA or terms and conditions) but linking it with laws and all is retarded. Blogging got nothing to with media company/agency and hence it should be treated that way. Why bloggers should even have "legal training"? If I say via personal messaging/email that this is bullocks, I should have the same right and same way of expressing it on blogs. Because that's the basic funda of blogging in the first place.
This is what happens when great lawyers, judges and lawmakers are bored and they don't have anyone to play golf with due to monsoons. Food for thought: Lawmakers seem to get ideas for laws to irritate during during monsoons. Trolls they are. Tch tch!!!
Like the idea of increasing the age limit for alcohol consumption? ;)
@Mohini: I feel that we should not try to restrain our thoughts by thinking of legal matters. But then, I don't know what will be done if we just say what we want in our blogs..
Nothing can happen. Maybe voilating blogspot/wordpress/domain hosts certain terms and conditions but nothing concrete that drag you to the court unless you're stealing a content from a professional source.
Its called freedom of speech. Blog is a medium where you exercise your freedom of speech. You're not a public figure nor a lawyer nor politician that your words can dent someone "significantly". Other than the fact that freedom of speech is supposed to be with responsibility, why do you need a elephant size law book to keep you what you want to say/feel/think? Even if you are a reporter/politician, nothing as far law is concerned can do jack about expression your opinions.
Are they going to sue people for agreeing you on the comments? Do you think that's even possible? Meh the law that controls bloggers is a fail and contridicts basic freedom given to us.
Yeah I agree that it would violate the freedom of speech. But just wanted to know if its safe. :) Thanks for clarifying. Most of the times I end up bashing people/governemnt. :P
Sorry Sorcerer and Adhokshaj for late reply. Thanks a lot Sorcerer for clearing the confusion. One more ques. Is there in diff. in the blog which is for money and which is simply using adsense?
Thanks Adhokshaj !