Blogging is an increasingly important way in which to promote your personal or professional brand.
There are different aspects of the law to learn about if you are to avoid unintentionally infringing on the rights of others.
Copyright law is particularly relevant. What remedies are available if others copy your content? What materials may you draw from or link to? Are there restrictions on the images you may use? What about using other people’s trademarks? What does the law have to say on ownership of user generated content (this will affect what you can do with it).
When people leave negative comments which could be objectionable to others, even potentially defamatory of them, you will want to know what your responsibilities are if you are to approve them. We offer retainer arrangements which could be used for legal advice on IP and internet issues generally, as well as for ongoing advice for your blogging.
If you need legal work please call us on +44 (0)20 7700 1414 or if you prefer send us an enquiry using the form below. Depending on your requirements we may suggest a free meeting. This is often the best way to assess whether we would be the right firm for you, and to understand the work involved, your priorities, attitude to risk, and desired timescales.