“How much can I say in my blog without getting into trouble?”
“How can I call someone out?”
“How do I respond to comments?
“Should I worry about being fired for saying what I want to say?”
Written by a blogger for bloggers, The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers addresses the full scope of legal issues that accompany blogging, including intellectual property, criminal law, employment law, professional conduct, and much more. In this book, experienced attorney Ruth Carter explains your rights as a blogger, discusses real-life examples of what can go wrong, and offers advice about how to avoid the common legal pitfalls of blogging.
The Legal Side of Blogging Will Help You:
- Understand the First Amendment rights of bloggers
- Register and protect your blog’s copyright
- Legally integrate others’ work into your blog
- Protect confidential sources
- Understand the legal risks of comments and guest posts
- Avoid defamation and invasion of privacy threats
- Blog without compromising your employment
- Promote your blog ethically
- Learn about the state and federal laws related to blogging
About the Author
Ruth Carter — lawyer, writer and professional speaker — is Of Counsel with Venjuris, focusing on intellectual property, business, internet and flash mob law. Named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel, Ruth’s practice focuses on business formation and contracts, intellectual property, internet law, and flash mob law. Read Ruth’s blatantly honest lawyer bio, here.uIn addition to “The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers,” Ruth is the author of “Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans.”
Ruth has been blogging since 2009 and writes weekly at UndeniableRuth.com. Since early on in their blogging career, Ruth has been dedicated to the belief that bloggers have the opportunity, if not the obligation, to “comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.”
What the People Are Saying
The book is far more exciting than the title or subject suggests. I ordered this book for helpful information before starting a blog on South Carolina family law. I received all of the information I sought. I also received an interesting and even exciting book that makes me a better lawyer and a blogger who is less likely to get sued. I posted the following on a South Carolina Bar ListServ:
I was stunned. Ms. Carter is one of the best writers I ever read. Even writing for lawyers, she uses short simple declarative sentences that are easily understood. She uses great examples. The book is interesting and informative. The content is not nearly as limited as the title suggests; a better title would be “An Introduction to Intellectual Property for Lawyers and Laymen” with a subtitle of “How to Avoid Being Sued for a Kazillion Dollars for What You Thought You Had a Right to Do.” Ms. Carter explains why she rarely reads fiction (page 1); her explanation is only one of the reasons I recommend this book to you.
—Thomas F. McDow
Very Informative. I think if you blog or write in the public domain, this has all the information you need to keep you out of court. It’s interesting and very complete. it’s amazing how much information therein on this topic and the opinions that many have. The combination or opinions and fair use are very informative and the examples are easy to follow for your own protection.
Good info for bloggers who aren’t lawyers. I am new to blogging and I didn’t realize that this was for lawyers, but it was packed with a lot of information that I never considered before and I’m really glad that I bought it.
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