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1 Law of Blogs Blogs of Law o Eoin O’Dell School of Law Trinity College Dublin 2 Ireland eoinodell.com

2 blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions Q&A filler eoin o’dell Promises … … bloggers face many potential legal problems, … defamation and copyright … privacy and data protection matters. But there will be lots of other legal questions …

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5 Defamation Publication of a false statement Linking Comments Repetition blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

6 Defamation blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell hat tip

7 Defamation Apology Defences Limitations Jurisdiction blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

8 Defamation blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

9 Privacy Expectation of privacy Confessional diaries Writing about others Photoblogs blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

10 Privacy Ads on your site targetting your readers Obligations if you get data So: Privacy Policy blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

11 Obscenity Constitution publication of indecent material Common Law tend to deprave and corrupt Statutes Child pornography blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

12 Hate Speech Racial Hatred Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act,1999 blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

13 Hate Speech blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

14 Hate Speech Racial Hatred Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act,1999 Religious Hatred Holocaust Denial blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

15 Contempt Prejudice or prejudge (sub judice) Private proceedings (in camera) blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

16 Copyright Original Easy to breach Linking Fair Dealing Not Use blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell ©

17 Copyright Blatant Plug

18 Threats blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

19 (Sacked January 2005) (Sacked July 2006; compo March 2007) Workplace blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

20 Journalists? blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions filler eoin o’dell

21 Soft Controls Voluntary self-restraint eg Codes of Conduct blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Controls filler eoin o’dell

22 blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Controls filler eoin o’dell Soft Controls

23 Voluntary self-restraint eg Codes of Conduct Hosting restrictions eg Terms & Conditions blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Controls filler eoin o’dell

24 Q How not to be sued? A Don’t publish! Any other questions? blogroll Defamation Privacy Obscenity Hate Speech Contempt Copyright Threats Workplace Journalists? Soft Restrictions Q&A filler eoin o’dell

25 Law of Blogs Blogs of Law o Eoin O’Dell School of Law Trinity College Dublin 2 Ireland eoinodell.com


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