Over at Funny about Money, blogger vh has an intriguing (if not disturbing) post about blogging and slander. Regular readers may recall our post last summer about the anonymous blogger(s) and the Paris (TX) Regional Medical Center. While that post focused on anonymity and accountability, it could just as easily have focused on liability:
"...work-for-hire journalists (as opposed to freelancers) are generally covered by their employers’ insurance. Also, working journalists are a great deal more savvy about libel, in my observation, than are bloggers, who naively publish the most amazing and actionable things. Anyone who publishes online, including bloggers, is at risk."
vh recommends checking with your homeowner's insurance carrier to be sure that your online activities don't take your finances offline.
I know I will.