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12 Applicable US Laws for Bloggers

Here are “12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know” you might be interested to read on and though it specific to the United States, some of them might actually apply to us here in the Philippines too, especially when your blog is hosted in one of the federal states there.

Topics covered are:

  • Whether to Disclose Paid Posts
  • Is Deep Linking Legal
  • The Legal Use of Images and Thumbnails
  • Laws that Protect You From Stolen Content
  • Domain Name Trademark Issues
  • Handling Private Data About Your Readers
  • Who Owns User-Developed Content and Can You Delete It
  • The Duty to Monitor Your Blog Comments, and Liability
  • Basic Tax Law Issues in Blogging
  • Limited Liability Laws and Incorporating
  • Spam Laws and Which Unsolicited Emails are Legal
  • Are Bloggers Protected from Journalism Shield Laws

An interesting read indeed. Hat tip to Zimm.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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4 Responses

  1. Kiven says:

    It would be great if someone did a local version of (for local laws that every blogger/web service provider must be aware of) that article.

  2. SELaplana says:

    maybe Chiz and Migs can help us….. :-) nangangampanya ba?

  3. Wrote about that on our blog on May 2, (direct link:

    Posted what I know is applicable to us. I don’t think we have specific laws that will cover blogging though.

  4. oui says:

    Very informative! :D And just in time…I’m doing a rather intensive research for a new Sci10 article on blogging, especially blogging in our local scene. May I request for an interview of sorts, so I can officially quote you? :) Thanks!

    (And, btw, I also graduated from ADMU… BS Chem in ’04 and MS Chem in ’06. Not surprisingly, I’m also teaching there.)

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