The Laws for Bloggers can be a little murky, especially if you just google that phrase. So, let me help you get a handle on what you should know!
Like many fields of law, blog law consists of different parts. So, I am going to give a brief introduction to each part that I feel it is a whole separate law field which I like to call: Blog Law
What are the Laws for Bloggers?
Blog law isn’t just one set of laws. In fact it is a bunch of separate fields that come together that control almost every aspect of you blog. that control every piece of our blogs.
Knowing these laws can help you protect your blogs and its content, much more than just googling and hoping. For instance, did you know that if you violate the affiliate laws that you could be subject to some SERIOUS FINES! That’s right!!!! If your like me, you don’t have thousands of dollars to shell over. So pay attention to the content below!
(P.S. Don’t forget to share with your friends, so they don’t miss out on keeping their blogs safe)
Blog Law Categories
Contracts are pretty standard in business and in general life. Yet bloggers seem to forget about them. They are very important in helping you turn your blog from fun to business. A standard contract has some big items, like an offer, acceptance, terms of the contract, a detailed explanation of what will be performed, and of course signatures and dates. Every business should have one when they are making transactions, so don’t be “that” blogger that forgets and then doesn’t get paid.
Oh the infamous trademark. A trademark is a symbol or sign that represents your brand, and it is an intricate part of Blog Law. It is how people recognize you and your brand. A trademark is created as soon as you start using it in commerce, but you can also register it which adds much more protection!
Have a genius idea? Want to make a zillion dollars? Have picture that you took yourself and looks amazing? Then make sure you are protecting work. A copyright is created as soon as your work is created, but it has to be put in a form. You can also register them, just like a trademark. And guess what, if you register it gives you better protection too!
Sometimes it is easier to advertise on our email lists. Just makes blogging since, but there are laws governing that too! Make sure you are keeping within the Can-Spam Act. This little act says that if you advertise you must disclose! and if you don’t? SERIOUS FINES! Make sure you disclosing everything that is required.
Disclosing information about your affiliate links is the most important part of affiliate marketing and link. You need to be clear and conspicious about any affiliate links! Don’t skip this step, it is one of the most important!
Blog Law is a new and emerging field, and Brylett is here to help you navigate all your Blog Law needs.
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****Hey there sunshine! I just wanted to let you know that yes, I am an attorney, but I am NOT YOUR ATTORNEY. The information above does not put us in an attorney-client privilege contract type setting. Even though you are reading this, it doesn’t mean that I am giving you legal advice as an attorney.