04. 10. 2012

Blog Contests Part 1: Basic Training

Hello, Troops!  We’re here to cut through the fog and tell you what you need to know about hosting blog contests and giveaways.  Part one is just the basics. Attention, Please! Promoting a...

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29. 05. 2012
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What to expect when blogging for a third-party for pay

Contract negotiations are fluid discussions which often take shape based on non-scientific factors such as emotions, relationships, style and perceived leverage. Having said that, there are certain concepts a blogger should always expect...

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24. 04. 2012
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Blogging management: Do you need representation?

Dan and I counsel a number of bloggers on issues ranging from compliance (i.e., privacy issues, contest and sweepstake rules, FTC disclosure guidelines, and DMCA safeguards) to intellectual property protection (i.e., trademarks, copyrights,...

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23. 03. 2012
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Privacy policies for bloggers & avoiding legal risks: Part II

Last month we covered some of the issues that should be addressed in your privacy policy. Now, we’ll turn our attention to your terms and conditions, also known as terms of service (“TOS”)....

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21. 02. 2012

Privacy policies for bloggers & avoiding legal risks

Previously, we’ve discussed the DMCA “safe harbors” which, if followed, can help you avoid liability for hosting third-party infringing material on your blog. A couple of months ago we began covering privacy policies...

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25. 01. 2012

Copyright infringement: How can bloggers can deal with it?

Success! Two months in a row where we can address a pressing member question! This time, it’s about copyright infringement. The iFabbo member writes: “I have been having a horrible time lately with people...

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01. 12. 2011

Registering a DMCA takedown agent for your blog

The “Comments” section is an essential aspect to most blogs. It’s where you develop an actively engaged community. It’s also where you become most susceptible to legal liability related to defamation, privacy rights,...

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08. 10. 2011

Is your blog contest illegal?

Who doesn’t love free stuff?  Hosting giveaways has long been the tool of choice to persuade readers to follow a particular blogger on another one of their social media sites and to invite...

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01. 09. 2011

Drafting a privacy policy for your blog that works

We live in an information economy.  While many companies have privacy policies and/or terms and conditions on their websites governing how they collect and use personal information, such policies are typically poorly drafted,...

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08. 08. 2011

Is your blogging defamatory?

Defamation suits have intensified as people increasingly post opinions online without considering the consequences. While the First Amendment freedom of speech does apply to blog posts, it does not mean that bloggers can...

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