UW Law Alum, Jennifer Peterson has written a great article about the legal aspects of blogging in this month’s Wisconsin Lawyer. The article is entitled, The Shifting Legal Landscape of Blogging.
The use of blogs as a forum for online communication is gaining popularity and their content is gaining influence. Yet the structure and nature of blogs raise a litany of challenging legal issues, including ones involving defamation, privacy, and copyright law. As the law catches up to this new technology, bloggers and their lawyers need to tread carefully in the shifting legal landscape of blogging.
I’m definitely going to consult this article the next time I do a blogging presentation and am asked about legal issues.