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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 →