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Bloggers Boot Camp, 2nd Edition by John Biggs, Charlie White

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9Ethics Problems and How to Solve Them

We wish ethics questions in blogging could exist in a vacuum. “Is it okay to keep a source secret?” “Is it okay to publish business secrets? State secrets? Personal secrets?” “Is it ethical to take money for a blog post?” All of these questions would be easier to answer if we didn’t have to answer the primary question in modern blogging: “Is this going to get me sued?”

Libel and Slander

Blogs are journalistic endeavors—but they aren’t. You are free to write what you want, but you must always understand that you have neither the might of an organization nor the law behind you. However, you have the laws of the country where you’re blogging on your side (or against you, as the case may be). In one recent ...

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