Bloggers beware – legal issues lurk
One of the best things you can do as a blogger is to share content that you come across on the web. You will find things that could be of interest to your readers, or you might see something that illustrates a point you want to make. In general, bloggers are happy to have their content disseminated by others and you will likely be thrilled if other bloggers pick up your posts.
However, although it seems sometimes that it’s a free-for-all and technology makes it easy to cut and paste, the laws still apply. You can still get in trouble for things like infringing on copy rights and defamation. This was the topic of a recent South by Southwest Interactive Festival panel discussion. You can read more about that panel discussion at SmartBlog on Social Media.