Actually, it was the legal profession, and not the devil, who convinced me I needed a legal disclaimer on my blog, but let’s not split hairs. So I spent a few hours drafting one. The truth is, I’ve known for quite some time that I needed to do this, and it’s been on that to-do list that never seems to find its way to the top of the piles on my desk.
But now I’ve done it, and I encourage you, if you write a blog, or if you have a website of any kind, to write one for your own protection. Someday when I’m rich and famous, and I’ve got pockets deep enough to entice our litigious citizenry to go after my money, I’ll hire an attorney to write me a better one that will better protect those deep pockets. But for now, I’ve done this much and it’s a start.
I’m planning a new blog series on the copyright issues surrounding the blogging and web marketing worlds. Stay tuned for that. And start thinking about a legal disclaimer for your own site. Better safe than sorry.
If you want to see what mine looks like, have a party. Just remember that the disclaimer, like all the content on this site, is mine. Ask before you use it on your site. I might say yes, or I might suggest an alternative. Read my legal disclaimer here.
* OK, so that’s a cheap shot. The truth is that I actually rather like lawyers. They’re generally bright, well educated, and often quite charming and self-assured. Two of my favorite brothers are lawyers. Heck, I love lawyers. The real devils are the web developers.