Timely Warnings...Blogging Can Get You Sued!

Aug 27th
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It pays to read the news

As Corporate America wades into the burgeoning world of Internet Web logs, companies are being warned they could face legal hazards when employees are let loose in the free-wheeling blogosphere.

Hmm.

But lawyers see possible legal pitfalls for companies looking to join the blogging phenomenon. What, for instance, would happen if someone at a publicly traded company unwittingly divulged confidential financial information or a trademark secret on one of these Web diaries?

Hmm.

"There's very, very little case law at this point," said Paul Arne, co-chairman of the technology group at law firm Morris Manning & Martin LLP.

Who said I wasn't cutting edge ;)

Published: August 27, 2005

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david syme
August 27, 2005 - 12:12pm

Recently in Britain it was decided by a judge that if comments made on a newspaper website were not edited by the newspaper, then the newspaper was not liable for any libel which may arise.

It sounds very strange to me but then so are judges!!!!

August 28, 2005 - 2:26am

Something that comes in handy for us is going through the DMCA Safeharbor Provisions at Chilling Effects:

http://www.chillingeffects.org/

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