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6 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Obey so they Don’t Get Sued

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If you’re a blogger, do you know how to stay on the right side of the law? Do you know what you need to do to keep the FTC from knocking on your door or to keep from getting a dreaded cease and desist letter?


Fortunately you don’t have to be a lawyer or law scholar to understand the laws that govern blogging, particularly in the U.S. In fact, you really only have to understand six basic laws. Let me explain…

 

note: I’m not a lawyer, so do consult one if you are unsure about any blogging-related laws.

 

Law #1: Do you have to disclose paid endorsements?

 

One of the most important developments in the blogosphere when it comes to U.S. law is that bloggers must be open with the fact that they are being paid to use, promote, or review a product...

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Why are we so willing to risk our own privacy online?

Why are we so willing to risk our own privacy online? | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
The notion of privacy both offline and online is currently in contention and is featuring heavily in the spotlight.

 

The concept of privacy is reaching a very fragile state. With every single status update that we share, we are foregoing a part of our privacy, readily handing over data to pretty much anyone that wants to access it. Yet it is something that we seem so willing to do. Privacy as a concept will only last as long as society functions in a way to protect it and that is rapidly eroding.


While we can access tools or processes that allow us to protect our own privacy, as a society we are increasingly ignoring these in favour of sharing pretty much everything...

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What is Copyright Protection?

What is Copyright Protection? | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Note: WhatisCopyright.org is a non-profit web site that contains basic and general copyright information provided for educational purposes only. The author and owner of this web site does not answer copyright questions, debate or provide free legal advice.


Introduction.

This page covers the basic definitions regarding copyrights. It has been written using the Berne Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Property (Berne Convention) as the main bibliographical source (other sources are credited at foot of this page), and does not refer to the laws of any country in particular. Therefore, comparing this document to the particular laws of your country may arise in discrepancies. Copyright laws vary from country to country but as a rule do not contravene or provide less copyright protection than the Berne Convention, provided the country in question is a member thereof.

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