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Website of the Week for October 17, 2005

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Website of the Week Archive


Electronic Frontier Foundation, Legal Guide for Bloggers,

Do you maintain or contribute to a blog or blawg?

If the answer is yes, you might find the EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers a useful resource. It covers the following topics:

  • Legal Liability Issues
    • intellectual property
    • online defamation
    • Section 230 protection (protection for hosting third party information)
    • privacy
  • Bloggers as Journalists
    • reporters' privilege
    • access to public records and government meetings
  • Other issues
    • election law
    • labor law
    • adult material

For related information from the journalist perspective, see the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press,

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington