The fast pace of the Internet and information and communication technology overall has the tendency to make all our heads spin. For businesses and individuals alike, sometimes the desire to stay on the forefront of technology undermines the need to educate ourselves on the laws and regulations that are still catching up. As we’ve witnessed in many cases, the consequences of ignoring legislation can be devastating, resulting in huge fines or more serious legal repercussions (see Ragan’s $8000 blogging mistake). This is why I thought Ragan’s well-written, concise summary of applicable laws for online professionals is noteworthy.
Like all Ragan’s articles, this one is short and to the point, offering easy-to-follow summaries of the most relevant laws pertaining to the Internet. Businesses, bloggers and generally anyone with an online prescience can benefit from the reading.