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Blogging and the Workplace

July 6, 2005

Blogging and the Workplace

EFF Adds New Section on Labor Law to Legal Guide for Bloggers

San Francisco, CA - Blogging can affect a blogger's work life in countless ways. Some people have been fired for things they've said in their blogs, while others worry that their bosses may be monitoring their blogging activities when they're on break. To address these and other questions about blogging and the workplace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has added a labor law section to its Legal Guide for Bloggers.

"We want to help bloggers understand how labor law protects them, so they can protect and defend their right to blog about the workplace," said EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl.

With help from Stacey Leyton, a labor lawyer with Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain, EFF has gathered extensive information about everything from "whistle-blogging" to ways that the law protects bloggers who are organizing with their fellow employees for better work conditions. EFF's Legal Guide for Bloggers is a regularly updated guide to the wide range of legal issues confronting bloggers, and it has been linked to more than 100,000 times since being introduced last month.

The next BayFF, EFF's free Bay Area event series, will focus on blogging and the law. It will be held July 19, and will include a roundtable discussion with special guests Violet Blue (Fleshbot.com), Jackson West (SFist.com), and Mary Hodder (Napsterization.org).

Contacts:

Annalee Newitz
Policy Analyst
Electronic Frontier Foundation
annalee@eff.org

Kurt Opsahl
Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation
kurt@eff.org

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