Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued

Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued : A global guide to the law for anyone writing online

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Every time you blog or tweet you may be subject to the laws of more than 200 jurisdictions. As more than a few bloggers or tweeters have discovered, you can be sued in your own country, or arrested in a foreign airport as you're heading off on vacation - just for writing something that wouldn't raise an eyebrow if you said it in a bar or a cafe.In this handy guide, media law expert Mark Pearson explains how you can get your message across without landing yourself in legal trouble. In straightforward language, he explains what everyone writing online needs to know about free speech, reputation and defamation, privacy, official secrets and national security, copyright and false advertising.Whether you host a celebrity Facebook page, tweet about a hobby, or like to think of yourself as a citizen journalist, you need this guide to keep on the right side of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • St Leonards, Australia
  • English
  • Main
  • 1742378773
  • 9781742378770
  • 145,786

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About Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson is a professor of journalism at Bond University, and co-author of The Journalist's Guide to Media Law. He is a correspondent for Reporters Without Borders and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review and The Australian.Blog:; Twitter: @journlaw; Facebook: Journ Lawshow more

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroduction1 Down to basics: the legal risks of going global in a flash2 Cyberlibel and reputational damage online3 See you in court . . .4 Identity, anonymity and deception5 Privacy and security6 Confidentiality in a medium with few secrets7 The fine line between opinion and bigotry8 Copycats and corporate capers9 Big Brother and you: censorship hotspots and security lawsResources: Read all about it!Notesshow more

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