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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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July 08, 2005

Update to EFF Legal Guide for [American] Bloggers

EFF has updated their Legal Guide for Bloggers. Like the original the update is based on U.S. law so while interesting to those in the rest of the world, it may only be of marginal utility.

Whenever there's talk about blogging horror stories, inevitably the conversation turns to people getting fired for blogging.  What kinds of things can your boss fire you for?  Aren't there laws to protect you for "whistle-blogging" about the rotten things your company is doing to the environment?  If you use your work computer to blog, does your employer have the right to monitor you?  What about if you're working from home, using your own laptop?

EFF has just added a new section to our "Legal Guide for Bloggers" that's aimed at helping you sort out these questions.  While the guide can't and doesn't substitute for the legal advice you need if you're in trouble, it provides information that will help you understand your rights under the law.  "If you don't know your rights, you can't defend them," said EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl.  "We want to arm bloggers with a solid foundation in labor law so they know when an employer steps over the line."

The section was developed with help from Stacey Leyton, a labor lawyer with Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain, and is based on US law.  The "Legal Guide for Bloggers" is regularly updated with new information, and has been linked to more than 100,000 times since being introduced last month.

Labor law section of EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers:

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Posted by prolurkr at July 8, 2005 07:51 AM

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