Look Before You Leap With Blogs

I read this interesting article entitled, "Blogs Raise Copyright, Other Legal Issues" from The Business Journal of Milwaukee. The article discusses the legal issues raised by blogging including copyright infringement, defamation and privacy issues.

For lawyer bloggers there are a whole host of ethical issues to consider including confidentiality, lawyer advertising, unauthorized practice and ex parte contacts.

Companies considering a corporate blog should consider seeking advice from in-house counsel and/or outside counsel with a good understanding of technology and blog law.