A Canadian Legal Perspective on Blogs

The closing paper at this week's Canadian Institute conference, "Leveraging Blogs for Corporate Communications" was presented by Howard Levitt from one of Canada's premier law firms, Lang Michener.

As far as I know, Canada hasn't had an example of someone getting "Dooced" yet (getting fired because of your blog) - but it could still happen.

Howard, an acknowledged expert on Canadian employment law (and an occasional blogger) gave an excellent overview of current law as it applies to bloggers and their employers, and some guidelines for creating "acceptable blogging" policies.

Interesting stuff. Interesting enough, I thought, that it would be worth getting out to a wider audience. So with Howard's kind permission, I've created a PDF version of his paper, which you can download and read here.

Let me know what you think.