Blogging & the Law – Meeting Recap

DSC00639Thank you to everyone who came out to Saturday’s Cincinnati Women Bloggers meeting on ethical and legal blogging . We want to thank Bridge Worldwide for hosting and thank both Stacy Cole of Graydon Head Ritchey and Dennis Hetzel of the Cincinnati Enquirer/NKY.com for taking time to educate us  on this very important topic.

While the meeting was filled with lots of great information, following is a quick list of some of the things I took away from the meeting.  Feel free to add more in the comments.

  • Information put up on public sites like Twitter, Facebook & Blogs is fair game. If it’s out in public it’s all good. In other words, you cannot claim right to privacy if an employer or potential employer finds questionable content that you’ve published.
  • With regards to blog content, it’s OK to use excerpts and link back to original article, it’s not OK to cut-n-paste entire article, etc.
  • Photo Rights – Simply saying where you grabbed the photo from is not enough. If the photo is copyrighted you need to get permission from the owner.
  • You can be held liable if you intentionally use, link to, or promote pirated work on your blog.
  • You can not be held liable for content others publish to your blog — ie. comments, unless you know they are false, slanderous, etc.
  • Don’t embed videos on your site that you know (or suspect) are in violation of a copyright. Better to be safe than sorry.
  • Disclose, Disclose, Disclose.  You’ll be in a much better position with your readers if you keep everything in the open when it comes to your blog (reviews, compensated trips, advertising, etc).
  • Bloggers should have  “notice and take down” procedures for dealing with copyright infringement.
  • The best blogs have personality. Readers want to have someone to connect with.
  • What to be a trusted navigator? Be content and format agnostic.
  • Things to think about — Who is your audience? What do you want your brand known for? Do you care about showing biases? Do you care about accuracy?

Want more from the meeting? Check out the Twitter stream (#CWB) and find photos on the Cincinnati Women Bloggers Facebook Fan page.

UPDATE: If you’d like to review the presentation made by Stacy Cole, you can view it on the Graydon Head Ritchey web site — HERE.

We  want to thank Cincinnati Women Blogger’s member Amy of Amy in Ohio who suggested and arranged for Stacy and Dennis to present.  If you have an idea for a topic or know a speaker we should connect with, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Cincinnatiwomenbloggers(@)gmail.com.

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Friday Favorites

Taking a break this week from Friday Favorites Link up.  Feel free to search the blog and check out Link Ups from the past few weeks.  Lots of great content being shared!

See you all Saturday at Bridge Worldwide (Hint, Hint) http://bit.ly/2q0XVx

Next CWB Meeting – September 26th

As the blogosphere evolves and redefines itself, questions of what’s ok and what’s not ok are bound to pop up. Join us Saturday, September 26th and get all your questions – and ones you didn’t even know you should be asking – answered by leading area experts.

hetzel_smDennis Hetzel is the NKY.com Manager for Cincinnati-based Enquirer Media. Mr. Hetzel was previously an editor and publisher of the York, Pennsylvania Daily Record where he worked for almost fourteen years. Mr. Hetzel has also worked for newspapers in Illinois and Wisconsin. He taught at Penn State and Temple Universities in the area of journalism. Mr. Hetzel received his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University. He is involved with Vision 2015, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Northern Kentucky Community Foundation, as well as the Kentucky Press Association and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics.

SColeStacy Cole is a practicing attorney with Graydon, Head & Ritchey, LLP here in Cincinnati. A former journalist, Stacy has first-hand knowledge of the practical impact of First Amendment issues and the issues arising from the infusion of technologies into the information and business world. Stacy is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, where she received her Juris Doctor, cum laude. In 2002, she graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, concentrated in news-editorial. She was a coach for the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education High School Mock Trial Competition, is co-chair of the Firm’s Community Service Team, member of the Firm’s Women’s Professional Development Group, and is secretary of the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

The 2009 Kentucky Bar Association Convention held in Northern Kentucky in June was host to this discussion originally. It is clear these are hot topics in very changing times and you won’t want to miss it. A presentation will be done by our experts with ample time for Q&A following. So if you’re wondering like the rest of us about topics like disclosure and sourcing and accepting money for reviews and proper use of…well, you get the idea…make time in your schedule for this very informative CWB offering.

And bring your questions with you!

Please RSVP here http://ow.ly/q65z

Friday Favorites Link Up

It’s Friday and that means time for Friday Favorites Link Up! Click the link below to share a link to one of your favorite blog posts.  After sharing, click around and check out what other local bloggers are up to!

How it works

1) Click on the link below to enter you a direct link to your post.
2) Enter your blog name and a brief teaser title (You only have 100 characters)
3) After you hit submit, it will bring you back to the CWB site. To view all the links that have been submitted, click on the second link  and check out what others have submitted.
4) Most important — click around. Get to know each other. Read something you like? Let ‘em know and leave a comment.

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Click here to view the entire list of entered links

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Shannan

Blog of the Week: Miracle Survivors

tami-boehmer-subtitleOn an evening when the world turns its attention to Patrick Swayze, who lost his long battle with cancer, I thought it would be appropriate to choose a new blog dedicated to celebrating the struggle and survival of many cancer sufferers. This week’s blog of the week is Miracle Survivors, a blog by Tami Boehmer, a miracle survivor in her own right. Here’s her story, in her own words:

Hi, I’m Tami Boehmer, and I’m pictured here with the most important people in my life: My husband Mike and daughter Chrissy.

After years of working in public relations at hospitals and other healthcare institutions, I was suddenly thrust into life as a patient.

On February 4, 2008, I learned I had a recurrence of the breast cancer – just months after my five-year, cancer-free anniversary. This time I was told it was incurable and terminal. One doctor told me, “You could live two years or 20 years, but you’ll die from breast cancer.”

At first I was devastated, but soon got angry. How does she know how long I have to live? She doesn’t know me and how determined I am!

I needed to talk with other cancer survivors who didn’t accept doctors’ predictions … people who beat the odds. And I was determined to find out how they did it so I could do it myself.  So I started talking with people whom I call “miracle survivors.”  Their stories helped drown out my fears and negative thinking.  I knew if they could do it, I could too … and I wanted to share their inspirational stories with others.

So began my journey of interviewing outstanding survivors around the country for my book-in-progress, From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds. This blog is my way of sharing these stories and the things I learned along the way that has contributed to my health and current state of remission.

As I learned from my interviews with these remarkable people, cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. In fact, cancer can be the start of a life sentence, and I mean this in the most positive way. Like me, for the individuals in this book, cancer was the beginning of a new way of life; one of appreciation, hope, and discovering one’s potential.

Go take a look at Miracle Survivors and support those who have thrived in the face of cancer, and who are spending their lives trying to inspire others.

Twitter Updates TOS

twitter-birdIf you are on Twitter you may have recieved an email recently from Biz Stone with information on Twitter’s revised Terms of Service (TOS). In a nut shell the revisions include (From the Twitter Blog):

Advertising—In the Terms, we leave the door open for advertising. We’d like to keep our options open as we’ve said before.

Ownership—Twitter is allowed to “use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute” your tweets because that’s what we do. However, they are your tweets and they belong to you.

APIs—The apps that have grown around the Twitter platform are flourishing and adding value to the ecosystem. You authorize us to make content available via our APIs. We’re also working onguidelines for use of the API.

SPAM—Abusive behavior and spam is also outlined in these terms according to the rules we’ve been operating under for some time.

For a more detailed look at the changes, check out Twitter’s complete TOS, which includes information on Privacy, Copyright, User Rights, Liability and more.

PS. Twitter also just added several more background options for those of you who like to customized your Twitter.com page.

Friday Favorites – Week 6

ChainlinksIt’s Friday again – time to share with us a link to one of your favorite blog posts. We can’t thank you all enough for participating and sharing your blogs with us.  It’s been great fun reading new blogs and getting to know everyone better!

 

How it works

1) Click on the link below to enter you a direct link to your post.
2) Enter your blog name and a brief teaser title (You only have 100 characters)
3) After you hit submit, it will bring you back to the CWB site. To view all the links that have been submitted, click on the second link  and check out what others have submitted.
4) Most important — click around. Get to know each other. Read something you like? Let ‘em know and leave a comment.

 

Click here to enter your link

Click here to view the entire list of entered links

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Rules? “The rules are, their ain’t no rules…” except you must live in greater Cincinnati!

Have Fun!
Shannan