Legal and Ethical Issues

 

 

There are many legal and ethical issues unique to online journalism. Let’s review a few issues:

Definitions:

Great summation of problems with defamation online and off.

 

Here is a local example:

Michigan Student wins libel suit against lawyer

 

Facebook threats

 

 

Be careful when you aggregate

Gawker’s big mistake

Great Review of Copyright law

 

When looking for images the key words for you are:
Free
Stock Images
Royalty free
Limited copyright – some rights reserved

Flickr is a great site for free photography with for non commercial use like a blog or news story.

Shutterstock

Stock Free Images

User Agreements

All media sites have what is also called a Terms of Service.

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