Publishing your own content on the Internet sometimes seems like a daunting endeavor, especially when you read press accounts of this blogger or that website getting sued over what they publish online. The hard fact is that there are a number of legal risks involved in online publishing. Nevertheless, proactive measures exist that can help you minimize these risks and/or make them manageable. This section addresses the following four topics:
- Finding Insurance: This section addresses how to assess whether your online activities are covered by your existing homeowners or renters insurance. It also discusses other option like purchasing media liability insurance.
- Finding Legal Help: This section looks at what you should think about in deciding whether to hire a lawyer or represent yourself in a lawsuit or in responding to another kind of legal threat. It also explains what you can do to find effective legal representation.
- Responding to Legal Threats: This section goes into detail about how to respond to the different kinds of legal threats that you may face as a result of your online publishing activities.