Tag: legal guide

by David Ardia

Spring is upon us and with it comes commencement season at universities across the country (Harvard’s 358th commencement is this Thursday, FYI). This is a tough time for graduates in almost every discipline, but especially so for journalism grads. At least that is the conventional wisdom. Which is why it is so refreshing to see [...] more »

by David Ardia

Yesterday, I read an article in the New York Times describing the fears some voters in Duval County, Florida have that their early votes will be lost and never counted. I found the article deeply disturbing. It wasn’t because it surprised me that people fear their votes won’t be counted (that fear has some precedent [...] more »

by David Ardia

Today, we are launching the final sections of the Citizen Media Law Project’s online guide to media law covering the risks associated with publishing online, including defamation and privacy law.  (You can read the press release here.)  The free online guide, which is intended for use by bloggers, website operators, and other citizen media creators, [...] more »

by David Ardia

Back in January, the Citizen Media Law Project began rolling out its Citizen Media Legal Guide. So far, we’ve published major sections of the guide covering Forming a Business and Getting Online, Dealing with Online Legal Risks, and Newsgathering and Privacy. This week we began rolling out the section on Access to Government Information, which [...] more »

by David Ardia

In light of Dan Schultz‘s excellent post entitled Anonymous vs. Scientology: A Case Study of Digital Media, I’ve decided to focus my post this week on the legal and practical issues you should consider if you wish to engage in anonymous speech online. This is the third in a series of posts I’ve put up [...] more »

by David Ardia

This is the second in a series of posts calling attention to some of the topics covered in the recently launched Citizen Media Law Project Legal Guide. The first topic I took up was choosing a business form. In this post I discuss the various issues, both legal and practical, that arise when you select [...] more »

by David Ardia

This is the first in a series of posts calling attention to some of the topics covered in the recently launched Citizen Media Law Project Legal Guide. The first topic I’ll take up is choosing a business form for your online publishing activities. There is increasing awareness that, especially if you publish content in collaboration [...] more »

by David Ardia

Last week we launched the first sections of the Citizen Media Law Project’s Legal Guide. The guide is intended for use by citizen media creators with or without formal legal training, as well as others with an interest in these issues, and addresses the legal issues that you may encounter as you gather information and [...] more »