1 Jul 2005

Blogger Legal Liability Issues



I am aware that this is for American bloggers. If only we had a Singaporean lawyer blogging from Singapore. The law is different in every land so use the following as a guideline.

Blogger Legal Liability Issues

The Overview of Legal Liability Issues FAQ briefly addresses some common legal issues that affect you as a publisher, especially situations where you may face legal claims or threats based on the information you published on your blog.

The Bloggers' FAQ on Intellectual Property addresses issues that arise when you publish material created by others on your blog.

The Bloggers' FAQ on Online Defamation Law provides an overview of defamation (libel) law, including a discussion of the constitutional and statutory privileges that may protect you.

The Bloggers' FAQ on Section 230 Protections discusses a powerful federal law that gives you, as a web host, protection against legal claims arising from hosting information written by third parties.

The Bloggers' FAQ on Privacy addresses the legal issues surrounding the privacy rights of people you blog about.

Bloggers As Journalists

The Bloggers' FAQ on the Reporter's Privilege is useful to bloggers who report news gathered from confidential sources.

The Bloggers' FAQ on Media Access can help bloggers who need to get access to public records and government meetings, as well as secure press passes to help with newsgathering.

Other Legal Issues for Bloggers

The Bloggers' FAQ on Election Law addresses the legal issues you may face blogging about political campaigns.

The Bloggers' FAQ on Labor Law addresses legal issues with workplace blogging, including union organizing, protections for political blogging away from the workplace, and whistle blowing.

4 comments:

clyde said...

I doubt the lawmakers in singapore would do any such thing. They're too busy indulging in other important matters..... like inventing new laws..and adjusting the decimal in fines.

soci said...

Hopefully one might step up. I know there are a few laywers in Singapore who blog, or atleast used to blog.

Anonymous said...

Almost all the lawyers are loyal to our government and they won't dare to voice out and stand up and must wait long long for one to do so. So we cannot depend on our lawyers and we the citizens must take action now but still loyal to the government and our country

lee hsien tau said...

Not surprising that there isn't a lawyer around with the pedigree to stand up in Singapore today, even in their subject of expertise. Those that might are already in exile or bankrupt. The ones still in practice know their right to voice out ends where their annual practice licence issuer's ear begins.

Even the Law Society of Singapore is like a DMZ.

I set up a blog I intended for the 'legal community audience' and then sent e-mails & faxes to almost every of the law offices in the land inviting them to take a peek, and as far as I am aware, none of them did.

One wonders if there is any purpose in engaging a councel in the situation where one is facing the death penalty. The verdict seems inevitable anyway.

Even you, McDermott, blogged under an alias when you were in Singapore, considering what happened to Christopher Lingle.

Jesus was credited with asking who would cast the first stone ...