You might remember that a few months ago I published some legal guidelines for blogging: Deliciously Legal: Guidelines to Stay out of Trouble.
Recently, I was pointed to a similar post a tthe Aviva Directory of 12 US laws to keep in mind while blogging.
(Hat Tip: Ike Pigott).
The list has a wealth of resources and is easy to follow with recommendations for each point that include things your should never do, always do and consider doing.
- Disclosure of paid posts
- The legalities of deep linking, or linking somewhere besides the homepage
- Legal use of images and thumbnails
- Laws to protecting your content
- Domain name and trademark issues
- Handling private data about readers and an interesting comment about why allowing anonymous comments could get your into trouble
- Who owns user-generated content on your site and can you delete it?
- The duty and liability of monitoring blog comments
- Basic tax law issues
- Limited liability laws and incorporating
- Spam laws and unsolicited e-mails that are legal/illegal
- Do journalism shield laws apply to bloggers?
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