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Blogging and Liability at the State of Play Academy

This Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:30pm EST, Lauren Gelman will be discussing legal protections for bloggers at State of Play Academy. Here is her description of the event:

Learn about legal protections for bloggers at State of Play Academy!

Are you a blogger worried about your liability for things others are posting on your website? Your commentors, co-bloggers, or columnists? Dean of State of Play Academy Lauren Gelman will speak for 45 minutes about the statutory and First Amendment protections for bloggers, recent cases that might affect them, and things you may need to worry about on a citizen journalism webblogging site.

Attend both sessions or just one. Tuesday’s class will focus more on First Amendment issues and Thursdays class will focus more on Copyright issues but there will be some overlap on general liability issues.

Lauren is soliciting questions from interested participants at the State of Play Academy course website (login required if you want to post; otherwise, you may just click “guest access”). If you’re interested in attending and have never been in There.com, Lauren can hook you up with a prefab avatar with voice chat enabled — just email her at gelman at Stanford dot edu, and don’t forget to test your headset before the class starts!

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  1. lIHd | September 19, 2006 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Gene,

    I’d really like to attend this lecture as an at large student on cyberone at I invited?

    And the link you attached looks like I have to register for a course is it OK if I do that just to attend this lecture?

  2. Gene Koo | September 20, 2006 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    lIHd, good to see you on the blog :). Everyone is welcome to attend State of Play Academy courses. While our lecture area has only 16 seats, people can always crowd around so we can fit more.

    The course website link is to the same Moodle space where we are hosting course discussions for CyberOne. It requires a login only if you want to post a question, which we encourage but is not required. Otherwise, you are welcome to attend, though you will probably get more out of it if you do some of the suggested readings beforehand.