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Blog Law

Blog Law: Facebook Promotion Guidelines

UPDATE: Facebook changed their promotion guidelines on May 11, 2011. This post reflects information regarding promotion guidelines prior to that date. I have provided an update to Facebook promotion guidelines. Technically, Facebook promotions and giveaways are not a legal issue. However it has come up quite a bit so I figured it’s an important topic. […]

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Guidelines for Posting and Using Photos on Photo Sharing Sites

Used to be that we would upload our photos to our computers and then email them out to friends and family. Then the photo files got to be larger and larger and it become annoying to send one photo at a time. Photo sharing sites were developed to help facilitate showing our friends and family […]

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Introduction to Contracts for Bloggers and Online Professionals

Monetization, ad-sponsored content and conference sponsorship discussions have become more and more prevalent among the blogging community. I’ve noticed that the issue of contractual obligations has started to come up. Throughout the twitter stream I see pleas for sponsorships, giveaway donation, reviews and so forth. In addition, as bloggers, often we agree to a number […]

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Blog Law – True Story: A Bigger Blogger Took My Recipe

Today I came across a series of tweets about a food blogger who was upset that another blogger took her photo and recipe, reproduced it on her site while providing a credit and link back in smaller text but also tagged the original blogger on Facebook. Earlier in the week, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen […]

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Blog Law – FTC Disclosures and You

On December 1, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated their rules regarding advertising disclosures. It was the first time that the rules specifically brought bloggers under the FTC rules and guidelines. And the blogging world, since then, has been trying to figure out what to do. The FTC provisions are set out in 16 […]

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What Type of Business Should I Form?

  If you’ve been blogging for any time, you’ve probably come across people who have talked about incorporating yourself/your blog.  Blogging as a business is not a new phenomenon.   Making money from blogging, however, is becoming a reality for more and more people.  As such, you may want to consider becoming a business.  Why, you […]

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What To Do When Your Online Content Is Copied

If you went to Blissdom and attended the Ignorance Is Not Bliss ‘Lawsome’ panel, then you had the fun of a sing-a-long. Sure, there were technical difficulties but everyone was a great sport and sang along to my new words to YMCA as they applied to the law and blogging. That all stemmed from a […]

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Recipe Copyright

Speaking at Blissdom about the legal issues related to blogging showed me that there are many bloggers who have questions about copyright. It also made realize that there is a lot of erroneous information out there. So I am creating this little series called Know Your Digital Rights. Today I’ll cover some of the issues […]

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Know Your Digital Rights – Blog Etiquette

As I said in my presentation at Blissdom, ‘If Imitation is the highest form of flattery, please don’t flatter me!”. When I first ventured on to this information superhighway in about 1993, back when it was indeed called the World Wide Web, there was so little content no one really worried about what other people […]

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