Lawyers’ last caution: don’t blog for instant gratification

March 25th, 2011

With the General Elections looming, a workshop for bloggers warned them to beware the law of defamation. Lawyer Wong Siew Hong advised them to conscientiously check their facts. If caught up in an emotional situation, they should not post what they write in the heat of the moment but let the post sit a day or two, or seek advice before posting the entry.

The workshop was organised by the Community of Information Technology Experts, a group of IT and legal experts offering online-related legal information to individual Internet users and small businesses. Read the full report and download presentation slides by clicking here.

If you would like to learn more about the do’s and don’t of blogging, you can watch the videos of a 2009 workshop. The workshop featured seasoned practitioners such as Alex Au of Yawning Bread and Choo Zheng Xi of The Online Citizen, as well as a legal primer by law professor Kevin Tan. Click here for the videos.

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