September 21, 2008
The Law of Blogging
The media bloggers association is sponsoring a free online class about the law surrounding blogging. A September 19, 2008 Press Release describes the class as follows:
The Poynter Institute's NewsU unveiled today a free online learning course that offers legal guidance on copyright, defamation and privacy for anyone who publishes content online. The course includes games, learning exercises and an assessment that evaluates the student's understanding of the material; the assessment is a prerequisite for individuals interested in joining the Media Bloggers Association, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting the development of blogging as a distinct form of media.
Additional information and registration materials are available here. Though this appears to be primarily designed for journalists, others can benefit as well. This seems like a wonderful class. Who knows, maybe one day the Law of Blogging will be a law school course!
Mitchell H. Rubinstein
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