A Quick Look on Blogging Laws

Blogging Laws 

A blogger makes one an international journalist and considered "the media" subject of a libel suit.  If something is true is not libel, fair and neutral reporting is a defense, so be aware that your messages are visible to a wide audience and that you may be subjected to libelous comment and libel laws standard in other countries maybe even stricter.
  • False statement leads you to libel case, so when blogging for certain individuals, be careful on the statement you write on your blog that may lead to libel.  Your blog is accessible to the readers worldwide and you might touch a person's credibility and reputation. 
  • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however choose carefully the news you are trying to  dessiminate to the readers most especially in case of public figures and government issues.  Be certain that what you are writing are based on facts.
  • Study your rights as a .Blogger.  Act responsibly when publishing information that is accessible around wide readers. A libel action is subject even no one else is reading what you've posted, as long as it's in the internet for publishing purposes.
  • The Courts consider as defense in defamation cases if what you posted is based on facts, reporting it is not a libel.  If you get the  proof of consent before publishing any reports, you can’t  be sued for libel. By way of neutral reporting is a sure defense,  Specify "in my opinion"  to protect yourself from any libelous action, in case someone monitor your blog, and never put an offensive comments comments.
Learn from "A Legal Guide for Bloggers" which offers ways to avoid legal and other defamation issues.  Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization, Visit their site http://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers, whose aim is to protect You and Me who use digital media.

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