blogging laws

If you want to blog legally, there are several factors you should consider. In this article, you’ll learn about copyright, the Freedom of Information Act, Editorial control, and Deep linking. While these factors aren’t as important as those of other aspects of blogging, they are important nonetheless. Despite these issues, blogging is still an excellent way to express your ideas and express your passion. If you have questions about blogging laws, please feel free to contact me. I’d be more than happy to answer any of your questions.


If you’re blogging about a piece of literature, music, or art, there are certain copyright laws that you should be aware of. Most bloggers think that they can use an image from Instagram, Google Image Search, or other sites without violating copyright laws, but you should know that you cannot simply take an image and post it without the author’s permission. It is also illegal to post an image without attribution. Therefore, you should always seek written permission before using an image.

Freedom of Information Act

A blogger may be asked to refrain from reproducing documents subject to third-party copyright if the document they have obtained is commercially sensitive. While posting PDF copies of documents obtained in response to a Freedom of Information Act request may be the quickest and easiest way to publish information, doing so without the original creator’s permission may be a violation of law. By contrast, public authorities copying documents in response to an information request are not subject to copyright laws and are generally free to use the documents they receive.

Editorial control

What is editorial control and how does it affect online discussion? In this article, we explore user perceptions and opinions on editorial control in online comment fields. We also examine how users perceive changes to editorial control following the 11 September 2011 terror attacks. We conclude that editorial control affects online discussion in a variety of ways. While it can be difficult to determine whether an online comment field is a good or bad thing, these changes should not be construed as a failure of editorial control.

Deep linking

The use of deep links can bring users to content on another website. Although the best way to link back to an original piece of work is to include the author’s name or the URL of the website where the work was originally posted, deep links can be effective as well. For example, deep links to a video can lead users to the video’s original post. But sharing the video without the author’s name and URL is not directly violating copyright laws. Instead, it can lead users to another page or window that has the content.


The Federal Trade Commission recently updated its guidelines to ensure that bloggers are transparent in their advertising practices. This new guidance requires that bloggers disclose any vested interests in posts or links and whether they receive free items in return for their opinions. This requirement aims to protect consumers and build trust among readers and contributors. Here are some of the most common disclosures in blogging laws. This information must be included on your blog. However, be careful: these rules are not always followed.


There are several important things to remember when filing your tax return for a blog. For one thing, you have to keep track of your expenses. Even though blogging is fun, it does require a certain level of business acumen. If you do not track your business expenses, you’ll be liable to pay taxes on your entire $100,000 profit! However, most businesses have upkeep costs, and keeping track of these expenses will help you lower your tax bill significantly.

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