Tag Archives: blogger rights

Legal nightmares to scare bloggers on Halloween


Considering that this post appeared on Plagiarism Today, I’m going to be VERY careful about sharing it.  So I will say only this:  if you are a blogger or social media user, Click on this link — and read this … Continue reading

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Google+ Hoopla Hiding a Real Danger?

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Last week, the world was buzzing about Google+.    I got an invitation, but I haven’t tried it yet.  I probably won’t until absolutely forced to do so.  But the hoopla surrounding its launch got me thinking about all the other social media … Continue reading

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Drawing the Line Online: Personal vs. Professional Speech

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I’m thrilled to be working with three of the industry’s top experts on social and digital media as we put together the content for a great webinar on Thursday, July 14.  It’s free, and if you work in a regulated … Continue reading

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“Facebook Juror” Faces Jail — Defendent Goes Free

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A couple of months ago, I  wrote that jury duty has a new list of potential pitfalls for social media users.   Seems I overlooked one potential pitfall in that post.  This week, a juror in the U.K. was found guilty of … Continue reading

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Technogranny: Copyright and Social Media Rules


I was thrilled to have this blog featured on the Technogranny show this morning.  We talked about: Things you can’t say online (First Amendment limits) Keeping your job while having your say (Employee rights) Copyright issues for social media users … Continue reading

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Don’t Try to SLAPP a Texan

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My husband’s family has been in Texas so long that if you walk into the Alamo, there’s a quote by one of his ancestors up on the back wall (“Let me give my life for Texas” – Tapley Holland). Mine … Continue reading

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Exercise Your Free Speech Rights — Or Keep Your Job?

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When I spotted this cartoon on Cartoon Stock, I laughed at first. And then I stopped laughing suddenly as I realized that somehow I’ve seen an awful lot of things in the news lately about the ongoing attempts by big … Continue reading

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Online Review Lawsuits: Sometimes the Truth Isn’t Enough

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Today, I ran a Google search for the phrase “sued for online review.” The search engine returned 9.4 million results in 17 seconds. I’ve been running that search regularly for the last couple of years, and the numbers keep growing. … Continue reading

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What to do if you get SLAPPed

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In the John Huston film of the Dashiell Hammett novel, The Maltese Falcon, Humphrey Bogart (Sam Spade) says, “When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it.” Not likely if the SLAPP you get is a Strategic Lawsuit against Public … Continue reading

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Copyright Infringement: 7 Costly Blogging Myths

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Copyright law hasn’t changed much since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the DMCA) – but social media has changed the way people think about what copyright law actually means.  And the number of lawsuits is growing at an amazingly high … Continue reading

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