The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers

Legal Side of Blogging for LawyersAnyone with a blog should understand the legal implications of publishing their thoughts on the internet. Written by a blogger for bloggers, The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers addresses the full scope of legal issues that accompany blogging, including intellectual property, criminal law, employment law, professional conduct, and much more. In this book, experienced attorney Ruth Carter explains your rights as a blogger, discusses real-life examples of what can go wrong, and offers advice about how to avoid the common legal pitfalls of blogging. The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers will help you:

  • Understand the First Amendment rights of bloggers
  • Register and protect your blog’s copyright
  • Legally integrate others’ work into your blog
  • Protect confidential sources
  • Understand the legal risks of comments and guest posts
  • Avoid defamation and invasion of privacy threats
  • Blog without compromising your employment
  • Promote your blog ethically
  • Learn about the state and federal laws related to blogging

This book also features an afterward written by the hilarious and anonymous legal blogger The Namby Pamby – a man who has personally experience blogging about his cases with the added burden of keeping his identity a secret.

The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers is available from the American Bar Association and Amazon.