U.S. law guide for bloggers

It’s American, but Canadians might be interested in the new guide for bloggers and others, developed by the Citizen Media Law Project. It bills itself as “intended for use by citizen media creators with or without formal legal training, as well as others with an interest in these issues, and focuses on the wide range of legal issues online publishers are likely to face, including risks associated with publication, such as defamation and privacy torts; intellectual property; access to government information; newsgathering; and general legal issues involved in setting up a business.”

Hat tip to Marylaine Block’s Neat New Stuff.

BTW, is anyone else getting weary of this phrase “citizen journalists?”