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Category Archives: social networking
At the end of September, I wrote a piece for the Online Journalism Blog arguing it was time for small online publishers to talk about legal. In the coming months, I’d like to build up the conversation in this area … Continue reading →
Online law survey: Mixed feelings about resources; 27% respondents encountered legal trouble in last two years
New research shows divided opinion about the need for legal resources for small or independent online publishers in the UK, while 27 per cent of those surveyed have been involved in a legal dispute in the last two years.
The questionnaire, which 71 respondents completed, asked UK-based online writers, who publish independently or for sites with fewer than ten employees, to recount their interactions with UK law. The majority of the respondents write about specific topical issues or cover local (or hyperlocal) news. Continue reading →
A big thank you to everyone who passed the link around, by Twitter or other means. Continue reading →
This was first posted on my other blog, but it is relevant to media law & ethics too. “Dear social networks, if you change privacy settings, please ask us to opt *in*, not opt *out*,” a colleague and I pleaded … Continue reading →