Recently I stumbled across a conference titled 'Blog Law & Blogging for Lawyers' going to be held in San Francisco on April 20th & 21st.
Why is there a conference on this issue? Here's an excerpt from their page:
Blogs (short for "Web logs") are fomenting a wide variety of legal
issues. Legal blogging, also known as "blawging," has become fully
mainstream. No longer just for a few hip IP lawyers or a forum for law
firm gossip, blogs are quickly replacing conventional Web sites as the
key marketing tool for large and small firms alike to increase their
visibility via the Internet. At the same time, a growing number of
attorneys are being engaged to represent clients with problems arising
from blogs. From employment issues to disputes over who owns the
content, the legal consequences of blogging are expanding
proportionately with the number of blogs — which by one estimate are
increasing at a rate of 70,000 per day.
Now maybe bloggers should start having a lawyers a backup and try to keep their blogs a little politically correct (if they aren't already). Zoli Erdos suggests 'malblogging insurance'