The Calculated Risk of Blogging

Friday, October 03, 2008


Every time bloggers hit publish they risk being sued for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy or defamation. While the risk seems small, groups like the Media Bloggers Association say frivolous lawsuits are chilling free speech in the blogosphere. So MBA founder Robert Cox has helped start insurance for bloggers in an attempt to protect against costly litigation.
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Comments [4]


You are cowards! You will only publish comments that fit your Arcadian visions of the Elysian society. Shame on you and your associates of victims, losers and cry babies!

Oct. 21 2010 01:46 PM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Actually, I've been expecting someone to try suing me for my posts for quite a long time, but I guess I haven't reached the threshold of pain needed to spur that.

Oct. 10 2008 03:38 AM
Jacques Yerby from Honolulu

Aloha-There is a solution to this problem. Several years ago the "Church" of Scientology sued a European (Finn?) to recover some of its "copyrighted" sacred texts. These texts had been put online by a disgruntled former member. Unfortunately, the Finnish authorities went along and the popular anonymous email service, was a casualty. The website displaying the documents was ordered to remove them. Now for the good news. Before the documents could be removed the Internet community copied them and dispersed them across thousands of location in many countries, effectively making it impossible to get them all. This system could be formalized.

Oct. 07 2008 12:15 AM

Media Bloggers Association?
They seem a bit dodgy.
Don't you read Gawker?

Oct. 06 2008 08:22 PM

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