Liability Insurance Helps Bloggers Manage Legal Risk

Liability insurance companies have begun to develop affordable publisher liability insurance for bloggers.

The impetus apparently has come from insurance companies seeking to limit liability from blogging in homeowners' policies. As to coverage of liabilities resulting from blogging, watch for "big holes in them from a blogger's perspective - they do not cover punitive damages and they are void if the blogger makes any money from their blog."

As a result, the Media Bloggers Association apparently is trying to develop a risk pool to obtain affordable and appropriate insurance for members.

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