I don’t generally care to post on Windows Fanatics with just a link to another site. It isn’t what you folks come here for. I’m making an exception in this case, however, because of the importance of this particular series of articles. They are provided by the Knight Citizens News Network, and are well worth the time for anyone who writes online in other than a completely personal capacity. (Even then, it pays to be careful of legal tangles.)

Here’s what they have to say by way of introduction:

Internet participation has exploded across blogs, social networks and citizen media sites. At the same time, lawsuits with sometimes scary damages claims are sparking anxiety. Whether you’re a blogger, Facebook member, hyperlocal citizen journalist, or occasional Web site contributor, how can you protect yourself against legal risk?

Top Ten Rules for Limiting Legal Risk