Sunday, August 28, 2005

As blogging grows, companies eye legal pitfalls - Yahoo! News

~~~ Soon there will also be a


television show.

Watch them as they battle evil bloggers!!!

It can follow the "Cyber-Dectectives Gone Bad " on FOX ~` ~~`tp

As blogging grows, companies eye legal pitfalls - Yahoo! News: "But lawyers see possible legal pitfalls for companies looking to join the blogging phenomenon. What, for instance, would happen if someone at a publicly traded company unwittingly divulged confidential financial information or a trademark secret on one of these Web diaries?

There already have been cases of people being fired for writing about life inside their companies on blogs not affiliated with their employers. Experts say the real test will come when courts must consider the legal ramifications of what employees say on corporate blogs.

'There's very, very little case law at this point , [ ~ ` `not for long ~ TP ~~ ` ]' said Paul Arne, co-chairman of the technology group at law firm Morris Manning & Martin LLP. He recently conducted a telephone seminar for other corporate lawyers to discuss blogging.

It's no surprise that big businesses are increasingly interested in blogs. An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 new blogs are created each day, according to Intelliseek, a technology company that tracks developments in the medium."