Law and the lone blogger
> As a lone blogger how much legal protection do you have? No more than anyone else, when it comes to libel, contempt of court law and so on, except that people are more likely to pay attention to large media organisations. > But there are many instances where bloggers have lost a lot of time and money over legal disputes. Last week, for example, journalist and blogger Dave Osler finally saw an end to a legal battle that consumed three years of his life, after he was sued for libel by the political activist Johanna Kaschke.She calls for a group to put some time and effort into understanding the relationship between individual bloggers and the law. [There’s a LinkedIn group for it](http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=3482634&trk=anet_ug_grppro).
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Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.