Our educational system fails to teach people how to survive in a
litigious society. Even if defamation laws were rewritten to
accommodate social media (what about what people say about each other
on Facebook?) most people would remain ignorant of obvious legal
pitfalls, let alone the nuances.
The Media Bloggers Association recently introduced a requirement that, in order to join, its members pass an online legal course. Certainly, anyone who is blogging professionally ought to familiarize themselves with the legal basics.
Original post Sep 29th, 2008