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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Blog Law Blog - My New Blog

Blog Law Blog logo I have started a new blog: Blog Law Blog.

It is a blog about the law of blogs. Hence, "Blog Law Blog."

There is a long tradition of law blogs - i.e., blogs chasing the law. But Blog Law Blog is about the opposite transaction - the law pursuing the blogs. 

People are getting sued, of course. People are also going to jail. One guy in California got his home raided by a special police joint-task force after he blogged about a mobile phone found in a bar. And a judge recused himself over a blog incident.

There are many areas of substantive law involved. The law of blogging implicates copyright lawdefamation lawFTC regulationjournalist shield lawsthe First Amendment, and many other doctrinal fields. 

I believe that Blog Law Blog is the only blog out there specifically dedicated to the law of blogging. If you know of another, please tell me. 

I've been publishing a post every weekday since late April. It turns out there's a lot of blog law to blog about. I hope many of you will find it worthwhile.

Posted by Eric E. Johnson on June 8, 2010 at 11:09 AM in Blogging, Information and Technology, Intellectual Property, Weblogs | Permalink

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Thanks for the post, I'll be sure to follow this blog and pass it around. I'm sure many bloggers don't have a clue of the legal rights they have.

Posted by: Bradley Dworkin | Jun 10, 2010 10:52:11 PM

Was a secret goal of this post & links to try to get the guinness record for the highest ratio of the word "blog" in a sentence?

Posted by: dave hoffman | Jun 9, 2010 2:18:47 PM

How many years until there's a Law Blog Law Blog, focusing on suits, ethics charges, etc., brought against blogging lawyers?

Posted by: Sam Heldman | Jun 8, 2010 8:35:28 PM

Hi. I've also been doing a blog on law regarding blogs (although I also cover some other related topics). Until recently I worked on these issues for the Media Law Resource Center (where I created their list of lawsuits against bloggers). More recently I've been working with the Berkman Center at Harvard.

Posted by: Eric Robinson | Jun 8, 2010 4:55:08 PM

You need to change your name to "Bob Loblaw."

Posted by: Stuart Buck | Jun 8, 2010 11:22:00 AM

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