Blogging can be a legally hazardous activity, especially if you are doing it independently. If a staff reporter for an established news organization is sued for libel, he or she is in for an exceedingly unpleasant experience — but at least the employer and its insurance company will pay to fight the charges or settle.
What too many bloggers fail to understand is that they are not exempt from libel laws. They just lack the means to fight back.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Just a Note of Interest For My Fellow Bloggers
This from Dan Kennedy at Media Nation on the increasing danger of being sued: