The legal soup around user generated content (UGC)

Netimperitive picks up on the YouGov study into internet users posting opinions (eg. comments on blogs). Be careful is the slant of the piece – you may not know your rights.

“The importance of individual responsibility in posting messages online was raised further last month following the conviction of a blogger in Flintshire, Wales, who posted offensive messages about a police officer’s new-born baby and wrote about his perceived mistreatment at the hands of the police and Crown Prosecution Service. He was prosecuted under the Telecommunications Act, relating to the sending of an electronic message.”

Here’s an interesting little statistical nugget: the number of people commenting online is growing, particularly in that critical 18-24 year old demographic.

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