Bloggers must be responsible
LONDON: Bloggers must be responsible for what they write on the Internet as there are laws on defamation and sedition, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
The Prime Minister said these laws were enforceable and bloggers must bear in mind that they could not hide or take advantage of the Internet to do something that was against the law.
"They cannot hope to cover themselves or hide from the laws," he told Malaysian journalists at the end of his three-day working visit here yesterday.
He said bloggers, just like newspaper journalists, must be responsible for what they wrote or risk facing legal action from others.
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By the way, I've found out that its about Rocky's Bru blogspot. So, what's the lesson from this case? What's the ethics in posting blogs?
For me, blog is just like a website and its a medium for disseminate information. Just like newspaper or magazine. The different is that, people from all over the world might visit and read your blog. In this case, we are the author, editor and publisher.
By the way, I hope that from now on, be a bit careful if you are blogging about the national issue. Mmm.. but young bloggers don't care about such issue. Isn't it?
One more the important stuff in posting stuff is that the citation. Its just like putting REFERENCE in your assignments. Its very simple. Just put the person's name or the websites' URL whenever you mention about them. If you have taken the picture from somewhere else, just give a credit to the website. Simple!