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New eBook guides journalists in internet law

A journalism trainer and legal advisor has written an eBook on internet law for journalists.

Cleland Thom has written the book, Internet Law, to highlight the legal and ethical risks associated with using Twitter, Facebook, blogs and websites.

The book covers issues including online defamation and contempt, harassment, copyright, terms and conditions and protection of sources.

Digital journalism guru Paul Bradshaw, who is a visiting professor at City University, said: “If I was to recommend one book on law for people publishing online, this would be it. Essential.

“I am green with envy at Cleland Thom’s book. This is an impressively succinct tour through the expanding range of laws you need to consider when you publish online. Each issue is illustrated with copious and simple examples, along with guidance for what you should do to avoid being added to the list.”

For further information and to order a copy, click here.