This is an important article, have patience to go through this. This article is predominantly aimed at understanding “Blogging Individuals rights and related Laws“. Since I am not that familiar with rights and laws with regards to expressing views in the form of a blog, I would like to know from readers on what is the border line. As far as my knowledge goes, bloggers are usually reviewers as well as critics of many things that happen around them. Expressing their personal views seem to attract the bad eyes of certain organizations. Instead of listening to those views and correcting themselves, they seem to have taken the back door method of scaring, threatening the bloggers in the name of ‘Defamation’ suites. What a shame, these organizations have either any clue on how to solve their issues or have a reasonable method to prove the bloggers wrong. Since they are unable to get the nexus of views expressed by bloggers, these organizations are taking a very lame and coward steps. Is hitting back on an individual blogger in the form of a defamation is the only solution?
If these organizations were so genuine and legitimate, why to zero on bloggers? In fact they tend to forget the very basic fact that bloggers are the ones who point to the flaws in their system. Taking those as building blocks, companies should aim at improvising where they fail miserably. My suggestion for such companies is ‘Learn to be thankful’ to such bloggers. Since the flaws have been exposed, half of the problems are solved for such a company. It would be a great gesture to mankind if those companies correct themselves and come back to the public, acknowledge their flaws and talk about the remedy action. In case the bloggers are grossly wrong in their views and far from reality, be polite and tell public how they are wrong. Most of the companies do have at least ‘One‘ web site if not ‘MANY‘ these days. I don’t understand why they don’t use such a great medium to help themselves to prove legitimate and to address any of the wrong views expressed by bloggers. This certainly brings in a lot of trust and credibility in my view. I really feel pity for those companies which hit back on bloggers by scaring and harassing in the name of defamation. Instead of ‘Thinking Positively‘ to utilize a golden opportunity provided by bloggers to alleviate myths, it is saddening to see the companies taking the legal ways to nullify bloggers thoughts. In my view, only those companies which are really scared of bloggers and find no way to back them up take such black mailing modes to protect their questionable business modules.
Having blogged for over 2 years, at this juncture of time I am trying to understand if there are any laws that define the extent to which bloggers can express their views. I do understand that, at times the comments posted by some people on a given article may be offensive. But threatening the blog admin to eliminate the complete thread is terribly a bad idea. That just shows the extent to which some companies have deteriorated in the context of trying to save their business. I would be more than willing to listen to the views of my blog audience on such articles. Also, can someone point me to the legal aspects of a blogger’s rights please?